Development of an asset management model for effective safety equipment compliance in the Queensland electrical supply industry

Hart, Timothy Scott (2007) Development of an asset management model for effective safety equipment compliance in the Queensland electrical supply industry. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

The aim of this research project is to investigate and implement an effective equipment safety compliance system within the Queensland electrical entity ENERGEX and to influence Australian testing practices. The implementation of this work has facilitated the development of an Asset Management model for safety equipment and instrumentation to achieve compliance and effective management of $20M of assets.

The work involved six projects to assist in the development of department ENERGEX - RedEquip compliance system. * Development of an Asset Management System to record test results, frequency, test method. * Redevelopment of Queensland Code for safety Equipment between ENERGEX and Ergon Energy * Portable Earthing Testing requirements and techniques * HV fibreglass stick testing to IEC 60855 and specific ENERGEX and Powerlink test criteria. * EWP testing to comply to AS 1418.10 - 2004 Cranes Elevating work platforms which have dramatically changed the EWP test methods. * Pole Leakage detector requirements The work has resulted in ENERGEX -RedEquip becoming an industry leader in safety equipment compliance testing. The thesis presents many findings based on the projects undertaken. The findings have resulted in major changes to testing frequencies of equipment and proposed new test methods. The major theme to this work was Safety and Testing, to align the two and provide a system that would satisfy the Queensland Electrical Safety Act 2002. The thesis is based on the individual work undertaken by the author to support this overall theme. The Asset management and Inspection Testing document project are fundamental in establishing the systems to manage safety compliance for ENERGEX. The other projects were a selection of individual equipment issues to demonstrate the complexity of equipment testing that need to be resolved.

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ID Code: 16570
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Birtwhistle, David, Nourbakhsh, Ghavameddin, & Boyd, K
Keywords: Energex, electrical safety, safety equipment, Queensland electrical supply
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Department: Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Timothy Scott Hart
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 04:06
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2013 05:17

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