Keeping our people safe around high voltage
The primary goal of the Electrical Safety Delivery (ESD) programme
is aimed at improving electrical safety by introducing new technologies and changes in the way we work around high voltage, supporting Network Rail’s safety vision of “everyone home safe every day”.
The majority of the time, people go about their everyday activities with the conviction that they are taking all reasonable precautions to
keep safe, but we still continue to observe isolation irregularities. These occurrences may eventually lead to an incident where someone comes into contact with high voltage. These kinds of incidents frequently cause serious harm that significantly alters a person’s life.
Accidents can’t just happen; we must all work together to make sure that every day we return home safely. One of the initiatives that ESD is introducing to help in the reduction of these risks is the launch of a series of Toolbox Talks that will help prevent all harm from high voltage.
The electrical safety toolbox talks that we have developed contain simple concepts aimed to provoke thought as well as suggestions and pointers on how we can all take prompt action to look out for one another and stay safe around high voltage.
These toolbox talks can be downloaded here on Safety Central, delivered by a manager or team leader, and is expected to take no more than 15 minutes. They are ideal for use in group discussions or during Safety hours.
Get in touch with us if you have a specific subject you would want us to cover at Electricalculture@networkrail.co.uk