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Control measure

Safe system of work: Lightning

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Weather warnings

Understand:

  • That weather warnings may provide advance information about when lightning may occur

Impact on operational activities

Understand:

  • The need to avoid working if possible, if there is a risk of a lightning strike
  • What type of activities may need to be restricted or stopped if there is a risk of a lightning strike

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Consider stopping activities where there is a risk of lightning strike

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Consider stopping activities if possible, if there is a risk of a lightning strike

Consider seeking appropriate shelter where there is a risk of lightning strike

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Seek appropriate shelter from lightning strikes

Avoid working in open areas, at height, near tall structures or on, in or near water where there is a risk of lightning strike

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Restrict or stop activities that become more hazardous in lightning

Control and restrict the use of conductive equipment such as ladders

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ensure the use of conductive equipment is controlled and restricted