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Berkeley Lab

Non-Construction Subcontractors

All hands-on work performed at Berkeley Lab facilities, or at facilities owned or leased by Berkeley Lab, by non-construction subcontractors, vendors, and affiliates who are not under direct supervisory control of Laboratory personnel must have an sJHA.

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Performing Electrical Work

All vendors who perform hazardous electrical work are required to followElectrical Safety Manual_FINAL_6-26-2015 PUB-3000, Chapter 8, Electrical Safety Program, Work Process H, before work begins.

  • Non-construction subcontractors who only perform electrical work on cord-and-plug equipment are not required to be accepted as QEWs provided:
    • The equipment is unplugged.
    • The equipment meets the requirements for the cord-and-plug exemption to LOTO in accordance with the Lockout/Tagout Program, Work Process C, Cord-and-Plug Equipment.
    • The non-construction subcontractors are trained and authorized by their employer to perform the electrical work on that specific equipment.
  • Non-construction subcontractors who only perform electrical work on hard-wired equipment that has been placed in an Electrically Safe Work Condition are not required to be accepted as QEWs provided that:
    • A QEW places the equipment in an Electrically Safe Work Condition.
    • All non-construction subcontractors join the LOTO Permit in accordance with the Lockout/Tagout Program, Work Process I, Subcontractor LOTO Permit.
    • The QEW provides direct field supervision of any electrical work performed while in an Electrically Safe Work Condition.
    • The QEW performs Test Before Touch every time job continuity is interrupted.
    • The non-construction subcontractors are trained and authorized by their employer to perform the work on that specific equipment.

 Apply to Perform Electrical Work

Vendors tasked with performing electrical work are required to be accepted as QEWs, and fall under PUB-3000, Chapter 8, Electrical Safety Program, Work Process G, AHJ Acceptance of Non-Construction Subcontractor QEWs.

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Lockout/Tagout

lockoutElectrical work generally requires Lockout/Tagout at some point.  Subcontractor Lockout/Tagout requirements can be found here:

 

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