National Electrical Power Distribution Safety Briefing

One of our colleagues was seriously injured when an electrical flashover occurred at Godinton 750V dc substation in Kent in December 2018.

Learning from this incident, we need to raise the awareness of risks when entering and working within traction and non-traction power distribution locations and what to do if the substation environment does not feel normal.  As a result, a national electrical safety hour discussion and briefing pack has been produced with input from colleagues across Network Rail in STE and SE Route.

It is critical that we learn from Godinton and so this briefing has been determined as mandatory for all DIST Level A, B and C competence holders both within Network Rail and our Contractor organisations.

This page contains all the information you will need to facilitate the safety discussion, deliver the briefing and log the competence event on the individual’s competence profile as ‘LC DIST REBRIEF’ by 29th July 2019.  The briefing must be recorded in Oracle / Sentinel by this date to maintain the holder’s DIST Level A, B, or C competence.

Your support in facilitating safety hour and making this really count is very much appreciated.



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