Electric Mutual Aid Safety Onboarding

Electric mutual aid contractors will find work rules, training materials and applicable documents in this section to help you complete your job safely.

Each non-Eversource crew (contractor and utility) is required to attend an initial safety onboarding briefing prior to the start of work or a project.

At least one representative of the non-Eversource contractor or utility must attend. That representative is responsible for disseminating the information to all workers coming onto the Eversource system.

Onboarding Presentations

An overview of the Eversource External Mutual Aid Safety Briefing Guide is covered in the following onboarding presentations. Your role during the mutual aid support will determine which presentation you must view.

Eversource Primary Crews (600 Volts and Above) Safety Onboarding

Only contractors performing primary work (600 volts and above) are required to take this module.

Eversource Secondary Crews (Below 600 Volts) Safety Onboarding

Only contractors performing secondary service work (below 600 volts) are required to take this module.

Eversource Wire Guard Safety Onboarding

Personnel performing Wire Guard duties are required to take this module.

Outside Utility and Contractor Verification of Safety On-Boarding

When you have completed the applicable onboarding presentation(s) and document review, you are required to complete the following acknowledgement form.

This verifies your understanding of and commitment to safety rules and expectations outlined in the briefing document.

 

Applicable Documents

The following documents are applicable to mutual aid restoration activities. Please use them to supplement the information provided in the video presentations. 

Eversource External Mutual Aid Safety Briefing User Guide (PDF)
This document is the full version of our Eversource Safety requirements during Contractor Mutual Aid Support.

Contractor Onboarding Key Safety Messages (PDF)
This document is a summarized version of the External Mutual Aid Briefing User Guide and can be distributed among crews for a reference.

Rubber Gloving and Working on De-energized 34.5 kV Circuits (PDF)
Per current Eversource safety rules, the class of rubber gloves that are used when performing work on energized circuits is determined by the system operating voltage of the circuit. This document discusses the work practices for working on de-energized 34.5kV circuits.

Environmental Spills or Oil-Filled Equipment - All States (PDF)
Eversource personnel and vendors that encounter spills or oil-filled equipment are required to take immediate action and provide correct details to ensure compliance.

State-specific versions:

Eversource Recloser-Sectionalizer Device Guide (PDF)
Use this guide to reference typical recloser and sectionalizer devices found on the Eversource Electric System. 

Consolidated Covid-19 Safety Plan (PDF)
COVID-19 safety plan for Eversource employees, contractors and subcontractors working for Eversource, including those who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

News, Safety Briefings and Other Applicable Restoration Information

Contractors and utilities supporting Eversource mutual aid can access the latest news, safety briefings, and applicable information related the restoration on Microsoft Teams.

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See the latest storm safety briefing