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NCLW ROLE

To act as the authoritative industry body for discussion and resolution of national issues affecting High Voltage (HV) and Low Voltage (LV) live work in the electricity supply industry (ESI).

SCOPE

Issues relating to and affecting the planning, development of work methods and carrying out of live work at allvoltages on electrical equipment including stick, barehand, glove and barrier or any other live work methodincluding testing. Live work means work performed under industry procedures inside the minimum approachdistance of equipment that is not isolated and, for HV equipment, not earthed (as defined in the SM-EI).

The scope includes the following:

  • Recommending the adoption by industry of appropriate national or international standards
  • Publishing guidance documents to manage live work risks
  • Liaising with Government regulators on live work matters
  • Facilitating development of live working methods including procedures and techniques
  • Defining key skills and the requirements for managing worker competencies for live work
  • Reporting and analysis of live work accidents and near miss incidents
  • Disseminating information on live work issues to industry

REVIEW

The Terms of Reference (ToR) will be reviewed no later than every three years from the date of endorsement by the EEA Executive Committee. [Last reviewed: 13th September 2017]

REPORTING

The NCLW will report to the EEA Executive Committee. The NCLW liaise and work in collaboration with the EEA Safety Standards and Procedures Group (SSPG) and the Asset management Group (AMG) particularly where NCLW projects impacts on SSPG or AMG activities relating to the safe operation on or near electrical equipment.

The NCLW welcomes feedback from industry and other stakeholders and should be sent to admin@eea.co.nz.

MEMBERS OF THE NCLW

  • Bob Taylor; Consultant (Chair)
  • Filipe Vulaono; WEL
  • Charlie Dixon; Northpower
  • Phil Johnson; Powernet
  • Graeme Johnson; Elextrix
  • Frank Skinner; Horizon
  • Waihaki Rameka; Unison
  • Derek Kooman; Electrix
  • Joseph Reti; Powernet
  • Gavan Paget; Powerco
  • Geoff Thornburn; Wellington Electricity
  • Dave Smith; Scanpower
  • Mike Burke; BETAA
  • Alisdair Reid, Orion
  • Richard Ashby, Lines and Cables
  • Peter Berry; EEA
  • Sean McCready, EEA
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