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BC HYDRO LOCKOUT PROCEDURES

WORK PROTECTION
PRACTICES (WPP)

WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS TRAINING?

BC Hydro contractors working at a BC Hydro Integrated Generation and Non-Integrated area worksite, are required to be authorized in Work Protection Practices (WPP) training. 

 

Your BC Hydro Contract Representative or Project Manager must provide you with the following information before you register for this course:
 

  • The WPP System Component training your workers require (e.g. WPP Category A & B)
    See below for a description of each component

     

  • The name of the BC Hydro Authorizing Manager that will be authorizing your training



 

BC Hydro employees, and any contractors that BC Hydro is directly covering WPP training costs for, must contact the BC Hydro Trades Training Centre to schedule their training: tdtraining@bchydro.com | 604-529-5898

WPP CATEGORY A - ACCESS TO THE POWER SYSTEM

PSSP Category 2 and WPP Category A are equivalent courses.

Course Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours

Course Cost: $130.00 + GST per person
Prerequisite Required: none

Certification Valid For: 2 years
Course Registration: See schedule

Work Protection Practices (WPP) Category A System Component training is required for authorization of limited access to the BC Hydro Integrated Generation and Non-Integrated Area worksite. This training module is designed for workers who do not require a detailed knowledge of generation system safety procedures, but who do need to know how to perform their work in a potentially hazardous environment.  

The type of work for which this category of authorization is appropriate includes the following:





Above course description adapted from BC Hydro Power Authority's System Operating Order 1T-12N

  • Delivery of material

  • Delivery, pick-up, and servicing of vehicles

  • Landscaping, weed control

  • Internal and external building maintenance

  • Janitorial services

  • Fire extinguisher servicing

  • Work in the vicinity of energized equipment, but safely apart from it

WPP CATEGORY B - WORKING ON THE POWER SYSTEM

Course Duration: Approx. 3.5 hours 

Course Cost: $150.00 + GST per person  (or $250.00 + GST total per person when combined with WPP Category A)
Prerequisite Required: WPP Category A / PSSP Category 2

Certification Valid For: 2 years

Course Registration: See schedule

Work Protection Practices (WPP) Category B System Component training is required for:
 

  • Workers required to place personal lock(s) and work under Work Protection Practices (WPP)

Workers authorized to work on the BC Hydro Integrated Generation and Non-Integrated Area system must be familiar with all the hazards and procedures required for their work. WPP Category B System Component includes training on:

  • WPP policy and rules

  • WPP personal and group lockout

  • The roles and responsibilities of a WPP Category B worker

  • The roles and responsibilities of the WPP Category D worker (Person In Charge - PIC)

Above course description derived from BC Hydro Power Authority's Safe MGMT 112 Participant Guide