Public Consultation on Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Overhead Electricity Lines
published by another body (ESB Networks)
1. SummaryIn accordance with Section 60(2) (b) of the 2005 Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, the Health and Safety Authority invites comments from interested parties on the attached draft revision of the ESB Networks Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Overhead Electricity Lines. The HSA requests that comments on the draft are submitted to email@example.com before close of business on Friday, 20 April 2018.
2. BackgroundIt is intended that the revised ESB Networks Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Overhead Electricity Line will replace the current version, which dates back 2008. The earlier Code was approved by the Board as a code of practice published by another body in accordance with section 60(1)(b) of the SHWW Act 2005. The draft Code updates legislative references, diagrams and photos to present a more modern document. The Code gives guidance on many aspects of operating in the vicinity of overhead lines. With the current increase in construction activity, it is an appropriate time to provide an up-to-date framework for preventing accidents resulting from direct and indirect contact with overhead lines. The current revised draft was prepared by members of ESB Networks staff assisted by inspectors from the Health and Safety Authority.
3. Public ConsultationThe draft Code was approved to go for public consultation by the Board of the Health and Safety Authority on 9 March 2018. Having assessed inputs received through the consulataion process, the Board will then consider the the document for final approval in accordance with section 60 (1) (b) of the Safety Heallth and Welfare at Work Act 2005.