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Safety Assessment and Audits

A Proactive Path to Electrical Safety

Bannerman Consulting’s electrical safety assessments and audits provide an impartial evaluation of your organization’s electrical safety practices.

We focus on highlighting areas for improvement and introducing solutions to enhance your safety challenges.

Our services include:

  • Infrared Thermographic Surveys: Utilizing advanced non-destructive examination techniques to identify potential concerns in electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Arc Flash Analysis: Assessing the potential for arc flash hazards and determining the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure worker safety.
  • Electrical Safety Training: Offering customized training programs based on NFPA 70E standards to educate your workforce on best practices in electrical safety.

Our goal is to minimize the threat of electrical hazards, making your business a model of safety and efficiency. By partnering with us, you’re taking a proactive step toward creating a safer workplace and ensuring smooth operations.

Can you afford to leave safety to chance? 

Electrical hazards present a significant risk in any industry due to their capability of causing:

  • Serious injury
  • Operational downtime
  • Financial loss

With the potential for injuries from electrical hazards, ensuring every employee returns home safely is paramount.

Yet, many electrical contractors handling significant hazards struggle to implement effective safety measures, risking fines, injuries, and potentially catastrophic accidents.

Can you afford to ignore the importance of workplace electrical safety?

Bannerman Consulting is dedicated to helping you mitigate these risks through comprehensive assessments and safety audits.

Why Choose Bannerman Training and Consulting?

With decades of industry experience, Bannerman Training and Consulting brings unparalleled knowledge to every project.

We also understand that every organization has different policies and systems in place. That’s why our services address the specific challenges and risks of your operational standards.

And if your team needs training, our hands-on teaching programs are recognized for their excellence and compliance with regulatory standards, ensuring your team receives the highest quality education.

Our personal involvement in creating the training courses we deliver ensures their relevance and efficacy.

Our courses have earned accreditation from the North Carolina Department of Labor, the United States Department of Labor, and the Veterans Administration, underscoring our commitment to excellence and compliance in safety training.

With our expert guidance, your electrical business can implement actionable, effective strategies to mitigate electrical risks, ensuring a safer work environment and guarding your most valuable asset: your employees.

Discover more about our services. Schedule your safety assessment or audit today and find out how we can assist in enhancing the electrical safety and compliance of your operations.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What differentiates your safety assessment and audit services from those offered by other consulting firms?

Bannerman Training and Consulting stands apart thanks to the visionary leadership of Joey Bannerman, whose involvement in the development and implementation of specialized electrical training programs for electrical craft personnel since 1998 has set the foundation for our services. He has provided training for electric utilities and contractors throughout the US since 2002.

Our approach is rooted in a systematic and accredited curriculum, recognized by the NC Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Veterans Administration.

Furthermore, our Nuclear Instructor Certification and expertise in the Systematic Approach to Training and the ADDIE process ensure that our safety assessments and audits are not just standard procedures but are customized, comprehensive solutions driven by decades of hands-on experience and pedagogical rigor.

This rich background equips us to offer unparalleled services that deeply understand the operational and safety challenges faced by electric utilities and contractors across the United States.

What differentiates your safety assessment and audit services from those offered by other consulting firms?

Bannerman Training and Consulting distinguishes itself in the field of safety assessments and audits through a unique blend of experience, customization, and commitment to excellence.

Here’s how:

Expertise Founded on Real-World Experience

Our founder, Joey Bannerman, brings over 40 years of firsthand knowledge in electrical transmission line and substation side issue. Along with writing the training recognized by the North Carolina Department of Labor, the United States Department of Labor, and the Veterans Administration, our real-world experience and education makes the difference.

Our commitment to excellence in electrical safety training, assessments, and compliance audits offers insights and strategies not found elsewhere.

This depth of experience ensures that our audits, assessments, and training are not just theoretical but are grounded in practical, field-tested knowledge.

Customized Solutions

Understanding that no two facilities are alike, Bannerman Training and Consulting tailors its safety assessments and audits to your specific needs.

We conduct a comprehensive electrical analysis to identify unique risks and recommend targeted courses and evaluations that address the distinct challenges faced by your facility.

Accredited and Recognized Curriculum

Our training programs, a crucial component of our safety assessments, are accredited by the North Carolina Department of Labor, the United States Department of Labor, and the Veterans Administration, ensuring that you receive the highest standards of education and compliance guidance.

Systematic Approach

Leveraging our Nuclear Instructor Certification and expertise in the Systematic Approach to Training and the ADDIE process, our teaching experience offers structured yet flexible training services that adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of safety regulations and best practices.

Nationwide Reach with a Personal Touch

While we offer the resources and expertise found in larger firms, Bannerman Training and Consulting maintains a personal approach to client relations, ensuring clear communication, understanding, and support throughout every phase of the audit, assessment, and training processes.

Our unique combination of extensive field experience, tailored services, accredited training, and a personal approach sets us apart, making us the preferred partner for electrical contractors seeking to elevate their electrical safety standards and regulatory compliance.

Can you describe your process for conducting safety assessments and audits from start to finish?

Bannerman Training and Consulting employs a rigorous and comprehensive approach to conducting safety assessments and audits, especially tailored for electrical systems and industry best practices.

Here’s an in-depth look at our methodology:

Preliminary Consultation and Planning

  • Needs Analysis: Initial discussions with the client to understand specific needs, existing safety protocols, and unique challenges within the electrical systems and operational standards.
  • Scope Definition: Determining the extent of the assessment or audit, including specific electrical systems, facilities, and processes to be evaluated.
  • Team Assignment: Selection of a specialized team based on the client’s needs, led by experts with extensive experience in electrical safety and compliance.

Document Review and Pre-Assessment

  • Documentation Analysis: Examination of existing safety policies, procedures, and records related to electrical systems, maintenance logs, and previous audit reports.
  • Regulatory Compliance Check: Review of the facility’s adherence to relevant electrical safety standards such as NFPA 70E, OSHA 1910 Subpart S, and other applicable ANSI standards.
  • Risk Identification: Preliminary identification of potential electrical hazards through document review and client interviews.

On-Site Assessment

  • Walk-Through Inspection: Detailed inspection of electrical installations, equipment, and work practices to identify deviations from best practices and safety standards.
  • Data Collection: Gathering information on electrical system design, operation, and maintenance practices, including infrared thermography scans, to detect potential issues like overheating or improper grounding.
  • Employee Interviews: Engaging with employees to gauge their understanding of safety practices and protocols, and their practical implementation on the job.

Analysis and Risk Assessment

  • Hazard Analysis: Evaluation of identified risks using quantitative and qualitative methods to determine your risks’ severity and potential impact.
  • Control Measures Review: Assessment of existing safety controls and their effectiveness in mitigating identified risks.
  • Compliance Verification: Cross-referencing findings with industry standards and regulations to pinpoint compliance gaps.

Report Generation

  • Comprehensive Reporting: Compiling findings, analyses, and recommendations into a detailed report that prioritizes risks and outlines a clear action plan for remediation.
  • Best Practice Recommendations: Providing guidance on industry best practices for electrical safety, including suggestions for equipment upgrades, process improvements, and training programs.

Presentation and Review

  • Findings Presentation: Delivering findings and detailed technical reports for operational teams.
  • Discussion and Clarification: Addressing questions, providing clarifications, and assisting with interpreting the report’s recommendations.

Follow-Up and Support

  • Implementation Support: Offering support in implementing recommended changes, including assistance with developing new safety protocols or enhancing existing procedures.
  • Training and Education: Providing tailored training programs to educate employees on safe electrical practices, risk awareness, and emergency response.
  • Continuous Improvement: Recommending a schedule for regular safety audits and assessments to ensure ongoing compliance and safety improvements.

Throughout each phase, Bannerman Training and Consulting maintains a collaborative approach, working closely with the client to ensure that the safety assessment and audit process is transparent, educational, and aligned with the organization’s safety goals and business objectives.

Our aim is to not only identify and mitigate immediate risks but also to foster a culture of safety and continuous improvement within the organization.

What follow-up support do you provide after the completion of a safety assessment or audit?

Following the completion of a safety assessment or audit, Bannerman Training and Consulting is committed to ensuring that the recommendations and insights provided are effectively implemented to enhance the safety and compliance of your operations.

Here’s an overview of the follow-up support we offer:

Implementation Guidance

  • Action Plan Development: We assist in developing a detailed action plan based on the audit findings, prioritizing tasks according to risk levels and compliance requirements.
  • Technical Support: Our team offers technical advice and solutions to address specific issues identified during the audit, including electrical hazard mitigation, safety control enhancements, and system upgrades.

Training and Education

Based on the gaps identified in the audit, we deliver the exact training sessions your staff needs, focusing on electrical safety, best practices, and regulatory compliance.

Compliance Updates

Clients receive updates on changes in safety regulations and standards that impact their operations, ensuring ongoing compliance.

We also provide insights into emerging industry best practices and innovative safety solutions to continually improve your safety protocols.

Continuous Monitoring and Support

  • Periodic Reviews: Bannerman Consulting offers the option of scheduled follow-up audits to monitor the implementation of recommendations and the effectiveness of corrective actions.
  • Safety Performance Analysis: We help analyze safety performance data to identify trends and areas for further improvement.
  • Documentation: Guidance on improving documentation practices for safety procedures, training records, and compliance reporting.

Consultation Services

  • Ongoing Consultation: Our experts remain available to provide consultation and answer any safety-related questions that arise during the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Emergency Response Planning: Assistance in developing or refining emergency response plans for electrical safety incidents.

Networking and Community Building

  • Opportunities to Connect: A wider community of safety professionals for sharing experiences, solutions, and best practices.
  • Industry Partnerships: Facilitating partnerships with industry experts, equipment suppliers, and regulatory bodies to support your safety goals.

Bannerman Training and Consulting is dedicated to forming long-term partnerships with our clients, ensuring not just compliance and safety in the immediate aftermath of an audit but fostering a sustainable, safety-first culture within the organization.

How do you measure and report on the effectiveness of your safety assessments and audits?

At Bannerman Training and Consulting, we employ a structured approach to measure and report on the effectiveness of our safety assessments and audits, ensuring transparency and actionable insights for our clients.

Here’s how we do it:

Data Collection and Analysis
We begin by collecting qualitative and quantitative data during the safety assessments and audits. This includes compliance metrics, incident records, and safety performance indicators.

Our analysis identifies trends and patterns, helping to quantify the impact of current safety measures and highlight areas for improvement.

Benchmarking Against Industry Standards
Our reports include benchmarking against relevant industry standards and best practices.

This comparison allows us to gauge your organization’s safety performance relative to peers and regulatory requirements, offering a clear perspective on where you stand in your industry.

Recommendations and Prioritization
We provide detailed recommendations for addressing identified risks and improving safety protocols.

Each recommendation is prioritized based on the potential impact on safety and compliance, enabling your organization to focus on the most critical areas first.

Implementation Tracking
Post-audit, we track the implementation of our recommendations and their effectiveness in improving safety outcomes.

This ongoing evaluation allows us to adjust strategies as needed, ensuring continuous improvement in safety performance.

Reporting
Our reports are comprehensive yet accessible, designed to communicate findings, insights, and recommendations clearly to all.

We include in-depth analysis, ensuring that both management and operational teams can derive value from the information provided.

Follow-Up and Continuous Improvement
We believe in building long-term partnerships with our clients.

As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we offer follow-up audits and consultations to review progress, reassess safety performance, and make adjustments to safety plans based on evolving business needs and regulations.

Through this meticulous process, Bannerman Training and Consulting ensures that our safety assessments and audits deliver lasting value, helping organizations like yours maintain a safe, compliant, and efficient workplace.

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