Job Briefing and Planning Checklist 
 
 
Identify

The hazards

The voltage levels involved

Skills required

Any “foreign” (secondary source) voltage source

Any unusual work conditions

The shock protection boundaries

The available incident energy

Potential for arc flash (conduct a flash-hazard analysis)

Flash protection boundary

Number of people needed to do the job

 

Ask

Can the equipment be de-energized?

Is a “standby person” required?

Are backfeeds of the circuit possible?

   
 

Check

Job plans

Single-line diagrams and vendor prints

Status board

Information on plant and vendor resources is up-to-date

Safety procedures

Vendor information

Individuals are familiar with the facility

   

 

Know

What the job is

Who else needs to know - communicate!

Who is in charge

 

Think

About the unexpected event…What if?

Lock-tag-test-try

Test for voltage FIRST

Use the right tools and equipment, including PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Install and remove grounds

Install barriers and barricades

What else…?

 
 

 

Prepare for an Emergency

Is the standby person CPR trained?

Is the required emergency equipment available? Where is it?

Where is the nearest telephone?

Where is the fire alarm?

Is confined space rescue available?

What is the exact work location?

How is the equipment shut off in an emergency?

Are the emergency telephone numbers known?

Where is the fire extinguisher?

Are radio communications available?

   
Source: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E©
Job Briefing and Planning Checklist
 
 
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