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Lighting and Emergency Lighting

 Safe Operating Procedure



 Abstract





 Document Control

A. System
RETSD Quality Management System
B. System ID
​QMS-000051
C. Sector
​Workplace Safety and Health Management System
D. Sector ID
​WSHMS-02B-SOP-014-04
E. Domain
​Public
F. Repository
​Divisional SharePoint Website
G. Audience
​All Staff
H. Status
​Current
I. Title:
Lighting and Emergency Lighting
J. Format
​HTML
K. Type
​Safe Operating Procedure
L. Tags

M. Origin
​2010-08-31
N. Reviewed

O. Revised
P. Owner
​Manager, Workplace Safety and Health and Administrative Services
Q. Owner Email
​safetyofficer@retsd.mb.ca
R. Primary Approval
​Divisional  Workplace Safety and Health Committee
S. Department Approval
​Director of Human Resources
T. Senior Administration  Approval
​Assistant Superintendent - Human Resources 
U. Board Approval
​GBG Workplace Safety and Health
V. Notes

W. Scheduled Review

X. File Address
Y. User Defined 1

Z. User Defined 2



 Safe Operating Procedure Controlled Document

WSHMS-02B-SOP-014-04


PURPOSE

 

To establish divisional expectations and standards regarding a lighting and emergency lighting program at River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) that meets or exceeds all municipal, federal and provincial legislated workplace safety and health program requirements.

 

A lighting and emergency lighting program must be defined and documented for compliance as part of Element 2, identify and control hazards and emergencies, for the effective development and implementation of a workplace safety and health program under Manitoba legislation.

 

SCOPE

 

This safe operating procedure and associated documents establish a procedure for a lighting and emergency lighting program for all workers at RETSD. The best practices apply to all RETSD worksites.

 

RESPONSIBILITY

 

Maintenance

 

Maintenance Department is expected to manage the lighting and emergency lighting program at RETSD.

LIGHTING AND EMERGENCY LIGHTING GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

River East Transcona School Division shall ensure adequate lighting and emergency lighting for all facilities.

 

River East Transcona School Division shall ensure that:

 

(a)a workplace is equipped with

 

(i)sufficient lighting to allow a worker to perform his or her job safely, and

 

(ii)adequate emergency lighting that operates if the regular lighting system fails and provides sufficient lighting to enable workers to do the following:

 

      (A)perform necessary emergency shut‑down procedures,

 

      (B)leave the workplace safely,

 

      (C)restore the regular lighting system; and

 

(b)all parts of a workplace where a worker passes have illumination of at least five decalux.

All emergency lighting will be maintained and checked on a regular basis.

COMMUNICATION

 

A combination of hard-copy postings, distributions and electronic posting will be used to communicate safety and health program information within RETSD.

TRAINING

 

All stakeholders shall be trained to their required level of involvement in the WSHMS to become familiar with its structure, organization, and how to look up and access information both electronically and in hard copy form through:

 

  • New employee orientation, employee manuals or employment information packages

 

  • Return to work or remedial programs, as required on an individual basis

 

  • Planned ongoing training through team meetings, individual coaching or other methods as developed or adopted

ENFORCEMENT

 

Ultimately, the superintendent shall be responsible for the sustainability of the WSHMS, and shall enforce compliance to standards at a divisional level.

 

Workplace safety and health management system compliance shall be managed through the application of performance management and progressive discipline policies and procedures.

 

Worker failure to comply with provisions of the RETSD safety program may lead to discipline, up to and including discharge from employment and / or other remedies available at law.


Prepared:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Controlled:

Divisional Safety and Health Officer

Reviewed:

Divisional Workplace Safety and Health Committee

Issued: 

Director of Human Resources

Approved:

Director of Maintenance

Origin Date:

August 31, 2010

Last Revised:

July 31, 2018

Last Reviewed:

July 31, 2018

Next Review On or Before:

July 31, 2021



Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 04 – General Workplace Requirements

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Program Element 02 – Identifying and Controlling Hazards

 

All other associated and applicable workplace safety and health management system documents