INFORMATION TRANSFER

PRACTICE STATEMENT:

Ensure that existing characteristics and conditions of electric lines and equipment that are related to the safety of the work to be performed are communicated to the contractor. Ensure Contractor communicates to the Host Employer any unique hazardous conditions presented by the contractors work. Ensure the contractor communicates any unanticipated hazardous conditions found during work back to the Host.

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION:

Contractor will ensure that the information (included but not necessarily limited too) listed on the attached form (or other types of records that provide to accomplish the objective of ‘information transfer’) has been collected from the Host employer and communicated to the person in charge of related tasks. The contractor must communicate, within two working days, hazardous conditions to the Host Employer unrelated to the original scope of work that were not communicated by the host during the information transfer and that will not be abated/corrected by the contractor. The form provided is an example of how to document this communication. If the contractors work creates a unique hazardous condition this must be communicated to the host employer.

BENEFITS:

Ensures information related to safety of the work is being communicated between Host and Contractor

Frequently Asked Questions: Information Transfer

1. Do I have to use the forms provided?

  • No, you may create your own documentation.

2. Do I have to sign the forms?

  • If you communicate unanticipated hazards back to the Host Employer you should sign the form and ask for their signature.

3. Who keeps the form?

  • The form goes to your contact at the Host Employer. Each party should keep a copy for their records.

4. What if Host Employer refuses to sign the form?

  • Make a note on form of the decision to not sign, make a copy and leave one with Host and keep one for contractor records.