1.) We have decided to trial a Dell Latitude Netbook c/w solid state drive and a ”Tablo” (USB driven pen like device, used for capturing electronic signatures). This combination instead of a touch screen ‘tablet’ device or a handheld PDA type device. We hope this will be a good balance between ruggedness and screen size, to allow proficient use of our Field Service software.
2.) Review all H&S Policies & Procedures. Address any questions or concerns. It was identified that we should add some verbiage to our High Voltage Work Policy.
a.) After deeming HV conductors ‘de-energized’ by our existing proximity test procedure, install the safety ground tail to the switchgear’s main ground buss. ADD: Always use the Hot Stick to handle the grounds while touching each phase breifly, to dissapate any potential energy stored in the conductors, prior to firmly attaching the remaining safety grounds to each phase.
b.) In cases where there are redundant power supplies and our work places us between two potential sources of supply, you MUST use two sets of grounds, and work between them. ALWAYS ensure you understand the electrical power pathways and sources of supply, prior to engaging in our Hazardous Energy Control procedures.
3.) Solar PV installation training. Power Point presentation and interactive discussion. Review of product samples and installation methods. Since the majority of our installations are to be roof mounted, it is imperitive for us to identify appropriate fall restraint and/or fall protection methods and create fall rescue plans, prior to starting every installation. Use of our aerial truck for placing skids of solar panels on the roof will always require one of our certified Crane Operators.
4.) Fork Lifts must have a safety valve on the lift hydraulics if it’s being used as a man-lifting device (with an approved basket!) Don’t hesitate to ask if these valves are in place, since some people may not be aware of this requirement.