6 December 2006
Including change 1, 7 December 2006
The clearance distances and the corresponding voltages to which the
qualified person will be exposed.
Unqualified Person. Any person who is not a qualified person.
Type of Training. The training shall be of the classroom or on-the-job type.
The degree of training provided shall be determined by the risk to the employee. At a
minimum, the employee must demonstrate to their supervisor or designated
representative, the capability, knowledge and skills to understand and apply the controls
required by their exposures, and that they can safely complete their assigned work
using the tools, procedures and safety precautions established or referenced by the
appropriate sections of this guide. Each employee's possession of the necessary skills,
knowledge and abilities should be determined by written or verbal tests, in conjunction
with functional tests. Develop and use lesson plans or Standard Operating Procedures.
Training may be contracted from outside sources, which include certified training
facilities and utility companies.
Note: An employee who is undergoing on-the-job training and who, in the course of
such training, has demonstrated an ability to perform duties safely at his or her level of
training and who is under the direct supervision of a qualified person is considered to be
a qualified person for the performance of those duties.
SAFETY MEETINGS. Safety meetings must consist of scheduled meetings
for all personnel and job briefing/tailgate meetings as needed for specific jobs.
Scheduled Meetings. Safety meetings must be scheduled in accordance
with local policy. Twice a month is recommended, but once a month is minimum; less
frequent meetings tend to de-emphasize the importance of safety. Supervisory
personnel must conduct these meetings, but encourage other knowledgeable
individuals to conduct training on specialized topics.
Job Briefing/Tailgate Meetings. Meetings at the job site prior to the
commencement of work are commonly called tailgate meetings. This meeting covers all
aspects of the planned work, site hazards, safety precautions to be followed, special
precautions, energy source controls, and personal protective equipment. The individual
in charge must conduct the job brief and must ensure that each crew member
understands the precautions to be observed and the procedures to be followed.
Tailgate meetings are also recommended at the beginning of each work shift for longer
duration jobs so that all crew members understand what is to be done, how to
accomplish the job, safety hazards present, and methods used to provide worker
WORK SITE SAFETY. Maintaining acceptable work site safety involves
proper behavior, good housekeeping, maintenance of protective measures, and
avoiding unsafe actions. The following tables provide examples and not all inclusive.
Table 2-2 lists prohibited actions. Report indications of unsafe worker actions listed in