(COSS) Controller of Site Safety CRP Briefing

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Duration of course: 0.5 Days

Maximum no. of Candidates: N/A

Briefing Aims and Objectives:

The introduction of the ‘Test before Touch’ Life Saving Rule means that, in addition to the testing that takes place in relation to the conductor rail isolation and short circuiting procedure by authorised /nominated persons, there is now a requirement for the recipient of a conductor rail permit to test the conductor rail(s) at site immediately prior to allowing work on or close to the conductor rail. This means that every COSS holding the CRP endorsement needs to be competent to test the conductor rail.

  • This briefing is intended for current COSS CRP holders awarded this competence before 1 March 2014
  • The briefing outlines the use of the Seaward Live Line Tester and Proving Unit
  • Attendance of the LLT briefing will result in the award of COSS CRP LLT endorsement competence, aligned to the expiry date of the card holder’s existing COSS CRP competence
  • COSS CRP holders, as outlined above, must attend a briefing before 30 September 2014 or this competence will be taken down and they will then need to attend initial training on COSS CRP to obtain the COSS CRP LLT competence

Other Information:

  • Currently any COSS holding an applicable competence (Level A or Level B Testing & Strapping) can carry out the test without the need for further briefing. All others will require this briefing.
  • A COSS not currently competent to test the conductor rail can employ a competent person to carry out the test on their behalf.
  • The Electricity At work Regulations (EAWR) Paragraph 197 states that: -
  • “Where work is to be done on or near conductors that have been isolated, the conductors should be proved dead at the point of work before the work starts. Where a test instrument or voltage indicator is used for this purpose this should itself be proved, preferably immediately before and immediately after testing the conductor”.
  • The “test before touch” lifesaving rule provides you, the COSS, with confirmation that the conductor rail is safe to touch.

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