For everyone working at Northpower, safety is more than just a priority, it is a core value. That means it is an integral part of every function of Northpower's organisation. No financial goal, work task or schedule demand is allowed to override the requirement for safety.
This applies to everyone who works for or contracts to Northpower, including subcontractors. In total, more than 1000 people work for Northpower and they are all provided with full training and personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure they go home safely at the end of every day.
To achieve such high standards of safety, Northpower has committed to a comprehensive safety policy that includes:
- TRAINING - As well as on-site training for lines crews, all staff, including office staff and contractors, are required to attend the annual Safety Day events.
- PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT - All crews working for Northpower are provided with and required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes fire retardant overalls, safety glasses, insulated gloves, safety boots, safety helmets and all other safety equipment required for specific tasks.
- CONTRACTUAL REQUIREMENTS - To ensure Northpower's safety standards are enforced at all times, every contractor working for Northpower is required to accept and implement those standards as part of their contract for the work.
- SAFE WORK PRACTICES MANUAL AND GUIDE - So that there is no misunderstanding about how work is carried out safely on Northpower's network or that of the Network owner's, every worker has a copy of the safe work practices manual. They also have a quick reference pocket guide for use on site.