Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member, is the first past Vice-Chair of the CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety Standard and currently a Voting Member and Working Group 8 Leader, Annexes. Terry is also a Voting Member on the IEEE 1584 Technical Committee and an Associate Member of the CSA Z463 Guideline on maintenance of electrical systems. Terry is a Professional Engineer in the Provinces of BC, AB, SK and ON. Terry is the President & Owner of ESPS Electrical Safety Program Solutions INC., www.esps.ca, an electrical engineering consulting firm specializing in electrical safety consulting, licensed products and training solutions.
This article will review the necessary steps to develop an Electrical Safety Program for your company. The first priority is to understand what energized work is and why you need an Electrical Safety Program for due diligence.