Legal and national/international standards

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Power network construction is undertaken in accordance with a wide range of legal and national/international standards requirements. The volume of documentation and the number of publishing organisations is extensive, and as such the requirement for adherence, and indeed which standards to use, may often be confusing. This chapter will identify some of the key documentation and explain its purpose and relevance.The main documentation categories are as follows:1. Legal 2.National/international technical standards 3.International organisation for standardisation (ISO) standards 4.Publically available specifications (PAS) 5. Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 6.Organisation-specific technical standards.

Chapter Contents:

  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 UK legal requirements
  • 2.2.1 Key legal requirements
  • 2.2.2 UK Electricity Act 1989
  • 2.2.3 The transmission and distribution licences
  • 2.2.4 The grid code
  • 2.2.5 The distribution code
  • 2.3 UK health and safety legal requirements
  • 2.3.1 The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • 2.3.2 Health and safety documentation relevant to construction
  • 2.3.3 Health and safety executive
  • 2.3.4 HASWA — duties
  • 2.4 UK Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002/2009
  • 2.4.1 Purpose of the regulations
  • 2.4.2 The ESQC regulations
  • 2.4.3 Application of ESQC regulations
  • 2.5 UK environmental legislation
  • 2.5.1 Environmental legislation categories
  • 2.5.2 Range of environmental legislation
  • 2.5.3 UK Environment Agency
  • 2.6 UK planning acts
  • 2.6.1 Planning Act 2008
  • 2.6.2 Town and Country Planning Order 1995
  • 2.7 National/international technical standards
  • 2.7.1 Relevant technical standards
  • 2.7.2 Definition of a standard
  • 2.7.3 Electricity networks association technical specifications
  • 2.7.4 British Standards
  • 2.7.5 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards
  • 2.7.6 European Commission for Electrotechnical Standardisation (CENELEC) standards
  • 2.7.7 Euronorm standards
  • 2.7.8 International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) standards
  • 2.7.9 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards
  • 2.7.10 IEEE standards
  • 2.8 International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standards
  • 2.8.1 ISO — purpose
  • 2.8.2 ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems
  • 2.8.3 ISO 14001: Environmental Management Systems
  • 2.9 Publically available specification (PAS)
  • 2.9.1 Publically available specification
  • 2.10 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series
  • 2.10.1 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS)
  • 2.11 Organisation-specific technical standards
  • 2.11.1 Range of technical documents

Inspec keywords: occupational safety; ISO standards; occupational health; legislation

Other keywords: ISO standards; Organisation-specific technical standards; national-international technical standards; legal standards; PAS; OHSAS; publically available specifications; power network construction; occupational health and safety assessment series; international organisation for standardisation standards

Subjects: Power system management, operation and economics

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