Appendix B: Job Briefing Checklist


      Identify

    Know
    ____ The hazards
    ____ What the job is
    ____ The voltage levels involved
    ____ Who else needs to know—communicate!
    ____ Skills required
    ____ Who is in charge
    ____ Any “foreign” (secondary source) voltage source

    Think
    ______ Any forms of stored energy and, after discharge, can it regain energy
    ____ About the unexpected event...What if?
    ____ Any unusual work conditions (explosive gas, flammable chemicals, water present, etc.)
    ____ Lock—Tag—Test—Try
    ____ How many people are needed to do the job
    ____ Test for voltage—FIRST
    ____ The shock protection boundaries
    ____ Use the right tools and equipment, including PPE
    ____ The available incident energy
    ____ Install and remove grounds
    ____ Potential for arc flash (Conduct a flash-hazard analysis.)
    ____ Install barriers and barricades
    ____ The flash protection boundaries
    ____ What else...?

    Ask

    Prepare for an emergency
    ____ Can the equipment be de-energized?
    ____ Is the standby person CPR trained?
    ____ Are backfeeds of the circuits to be worked on possible?
    ____ Is the required emergency equipment available? Where is it?
    ____ Is there a “Two Person” or “Safety Watch” requirement?
    ____ Where is the nearest telephone?

    Check
    ____ Where is the fire alarm?
    ____ Job plans
    ____ Is confined space rescue available?
    ____ Single-line diagrams and vendor prints
    ____ What is the exact work location?
    ____ Status board
    ____ How is the equipment shut off in an emergency?
    ____ That information on plant and vendor resources is up to date
    ____ Are emergency telephone numbers known?
    ____ Safety procedures
    ____ Where is the fire extinguisher?
    ____ Vendor information
    ____ Are radio communications available?
    ____ That individuals are familiar with the facility

 

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