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Live Working Manual

The ScottishPower Safety Rules and support documentation is provided to ensure that work or testing can be undertaken safely on or near ScottishPower’s electrical and mechanical equipment.

They are published for a target audience of third party companies with staff authorised to ScottishPower Safety Rules, Distribution Network Operators and Generator Operators.

We continually update this page by adding, replacing or removing documents. Please check back regularly to ensure you are using the most current version.

Document Issue Document Title Date
DOC-00-236 7 Virtual Live Working Manual Index 2018-10-26
OPSAF-01-003 3 Live Working Manual - Foreword 2013-09-03
OPSAF-01-001
LWM 1.1
4 Policy for Live Work on System 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-002
LWM 1.3
5 Access to Energy Networks Live Working Manual 2018-10-26
OPSAF-13-002
LWM 1.4
5 Training and Authorisation for Operations, Work or Testing on or Near Live Apparatus 2018-10-26
OPSAF-12-003
LWM 2.1
B Operation of LV System 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-004
LWM 2.2
6 Operation of the HV AC System up to and including 33kV 2018-10-26
OPSAF-12-005
LWM 2.3
3 Use of Approved HV Voltage Indicators and Phasing-Out Devices 2018-10-26
OPSAF-12-006
LWM 2.4
3 Connection of Mobile Generation in Parallel with the Distribution System 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-060
LWM 2.5
1 Procedure for Fitting Fault Passage Indicators on 33kV Conductors - Hot Stick Method 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-061
LWM 2.6
1 Low Voltage Mains / Service Continuity and Polarity Testing 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-007
LWM 3.1
7 Substation Distribution Boards and Network Pillars 2018-10-26
OPSAF-12-008
LWM 3.2
3 Substation Batteries and Chargers 2018-10-26
OPSAF-12-009
LWM 3.3
4 Control and Protection Systems 2018-10-26
OPSAF-12-010
LWM 3.4
2 Current Transformers (CTs) 2018-10-26
OPSAF-12-011
LWM 4.1
6 LWM Low Voltage Cable Jointing 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-013
LWM 5.1
5 LV Overhead Lines 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-014
LWM 5.2
4 Work on Overhead Lines - Hot Stick Method 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-062
LWM 5.2.1
1 Installation of a High Level Operating Handle (Short Stick Method) 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-015
LWM 5.3
3 HV Rubber Glove Working 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-016
LWM 5.4
3 HV Long Stick Working 2018-10-26
OPSAF-12-017
LWM 5.5
5 Erection of Poles into Live HV (11kV and below) and LV Overhead Lines 2018-10-26
OPSAF-12-018
LWM 5.6
4 Working on Trees Adjacent to Live Overhead Lines 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-019
LWM 5.7
2 Mirror Inspection Procedure Short Stick Method for Live HV Overhead Lines 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-020
LWM 5.8
2 Testing PTE Earthing 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-021
LWM 6.1
4 Work on Service Terminations 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-022
LWM 7.1
3 Single Phase Meter Change 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-023
LWM 7.2
4 Current Transformers (CT) Operated Meter Changes 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-024
LWM 8.1
7 Approval of Equipment for Live Working or Testing 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-025
LWM 8.2
5 Rubber Gloves for Electrical Purposes 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-026
LWM 8.3
3 Portable Electrical Apparatus 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-027
LWM 8.4
1 Approved Equipment for HV Rubber Glove Working 2013-09-03
OPSAF-12-028
LWM 8.5
2 Inspecting and Testing of Insulated Rods 2013-09-03