Incident alert

LOCATION:
ON-HIGHWAY
ACTIVITY:
TRANSPORT / DELIVERY
SUB ACTIVITY:
MOBILE PLANT
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
23/03/2009
INCIDENT No:
00222

TITLE
Tower Lights - Overhead Power Lines
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
Recently a contractor working for EnterpriseMouchel was involved in an incident when a lighting rig being towed by a contractor’s vehicle came into contact with an overhead power line. As a result of the contact the contractor's vehicle caught fire and a serious fire ensued which resulted in total loss of the vehicle, damage to the road service and disruption of the power supply to local customers.

Fortunately the driver was able to escape without injury.

The lighting rig was being towed whilst in the upright position an investigation is currently being undertaken.

This alert has been issued to remind all staff of the dangers of working in the proximity of overhead services and the need for...
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
...Planning:

- To identify overhead power services
- To acquire information from Service owners or use acceptable methods
- To determine heights and safe working distances

Organisation:

- Preparation, issue and understanding of site specific risk assessments and safe systems of work.

Control:

-Establishment of site specific control measures to include physical warning signs and adequate safety inductions.

Monitoring:

- Regular inspection and review of site practices and documentation.

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