The aim of this Code of Practice is to provide information and guidance in a coherent and consistent way to individuals and organisations working within the highway electrical sector to enable them to manage the risks associated with this sector.
The aim of the Code of Practice is to provide good practice guidance to enable individuals and their organisations to have a level of knowledge and understanding to manage the risks associated with an electrical system. There are many technical publications that provide guidance on certain aspects of electrical safety but not in a way that provides a process for managing electrical safety.
This Code of Practice is designed to help companies assess and maintain the competence of their engineering staff, particularly in safety-critical areas and industries. It sets out the competencies expected and evidence required to prove competence in specific tasks and helps organisations create schemes for monitoring and measuring the competencies of its employees. Human error is still recognised as the most frequent cause of problems and the field of safety-critical systems /functional safety continues to develop along with the complexity of systems.