Evaluating an electricity distributor’s Asset Management System against targeted health and safety outcomes
Our client provides the distribution part of the supply chain that transports electricity from generators to customers. They are responsible for building and maintaining the ‘poles and wires’ distribution network in a large part of Australia. The client’s network consists of a vast array of assets that transport electricity to the customers’ premises. This includes transmission and distribution mains, sub-transmission, zone substations and distribution substations.
As part of their license to operate, management of an effective Health and Safety management system is required. Advisian was engaged by the client and IPART (the Regulator) to undertake an audit of how well the company’s Asset Management System was supporting health and safety outcomes.
Advisian was selected to deliver this assignment based on our:
- Energy sector credibility
- Proven reliability
- Safety and risk expertise
- Extensive background in Asset Management Systems
The plan included:
- Audit of the current Asset Management practices against the IPART audit criteria
- Identification of areas of non-conformance against the criteria
- Identified opportunities for improvement
- Presentation of the findings in a report that was approved by the IPART for release