Each country and region has different legislation on the work environment health and safety of independent power supply systems.
The following is an example of the safety measures recommended by our work area in a certain country.
Several safety measures recommended in the work area:
(1) Carry out consultations with employees and external organizations.
(2) Provide information services and training.
(3) Identify and assess risks.
(4) Take risk control measures.
(5) Maintain and promote occupational health and safety plans.
No matter what kind of work you are engaged in, safety is a full-time job and the responsibility of power system practitioners. Whether it is design, installation, maintenance or system operation, in order to ensure safety, the following must be done:
(1) Good working habits.
(2) Clean and orderly work area.
(3) Appropriate equipment and training in use.
(4) Alerts to potential threats and methods to avoid them.
(5) Periodic inspection of safety regulations.
(6) First aid kits should be equipped in the workplace and construction vehicles to store first aid supplies, and special personnel should be designated for frequent inspections, supplements or replacements.
(7) (Ideally) give first aid instructions for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The above measures are good and safe practices for any type of work, and potential accidents and personal injuries can be minimized through the above measures.
Before starting on-site work, the construction party has the responsibility to assess on-site risks, which requires the construction party to:
(1) Identify all potential risks.
(2) Determine that the risk can be eliminated. If the risk cannot be completely eliminated, reduce the risk.
(3) Always pay attention to risks and pay attention to how to eliminate and reduce the harm to on-site workers.
It is recommended that before any other work starts, the construction party should establish a standard risk assessment form, which is then signed and approved by all employees, indicating that they are aware of all relevant risks and work content.
The following are the safety risks associated with the installation of an independent power supply system equipment. The risks emphasized are common in most installation practices. Therefore, the standard risk assessment form should also include these contents. When conducting on-site risk assessment, it is especially required to be able to identify site risks. For example, site risks should include:
(1) Vehicles should be parked far away from buildings, and equipment should be moved away from uneven ground.
(2) There will be tools and equipment moved by other manufacturers on site.
The risk assessment should be confirmed before the start of the work every day. Even if the on-site equipment is installed in the same location for several days or weeks, as long as the conditions change, some new risks will be introduced. For example, if there was a heavy rain the night before, the muddy day would make it difficult to move the load.
One of the advantages of using the risk assessment form is that the risks can be checked every day and the risks can be updated.
The installation place of the independent power supply system is generally far away from the residence, often in the jungle or other remote areas. This will invisibly bring some uncertain risks, such risks include:
(1) The road is dangerous.
(2) Bush fires (especially in summer).
(3) The river or road must be flooded by rain.