Management Safety Procedures

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DocumentIssueDocument TitleDate
DOC-00-23857Management Safety Procedures (MSPs) Index2021-04-19
OPSAF-11-0015Explanatory Notes2018-04-04
OPSAF-11-0025Definitions2018-07-20
OPSAF-11-003
MSP 1.1
2Accompanied Work2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-004
MSP 1.2
11Operational Compliance Auditing2017-02-17
OPSAF-11-005
MSP 1.3
1Achieving Safety from the System by Limiting the Testing, Work or Work Area2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-006
MSP 1.4
4Achieving Safety on Wood Poles Supporting Live HV Conductors by Limiting the Testing, Work or Work Area2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-007
MSP 1.5
5Achieving Safety on Overhead Lines While Carrying Out HV Rubber Glove Working2021-05-11
OPSAF-11-008
MSP 1.6
5Portable Earthing and Shorting Leads for Use in Substations, Power Stations and on Overhead Lines2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-009
MSP 1.7
4Application, Removal, Storage and Inspection of Portable Earths, Field Equipment Earths and LV Portable Shorts2015-11-16
OPSAF-11-010
MSP 1.8
5Recording and Reporting of High Voltage and Low Voltage Switching2016-08-29
OPSAF-11-049
MSP-1.10
1Management of Drain Earths for Work on Steel Tower Overhead Lines2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-012
MSP 2.1
1Arrangement for the Establishment and Maintenance of General Safety2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-013
MSP 2.2
6Safety Rules and Support Documents Approval and Issue2020-04-14
OPSAF-11-014
MSP 2.3
3The Publication and Availability of ScottishPower Safety Rules and Support Documents2019-05-28
OPSAF-11-015
MSP 2.4
3Procedure for Work On or Testing Of Plant and Apparatus where The Safety Rules or their Support Documents Cannot or Should Not be Applied2018-09-12
OPSAF-11-051
MSP 2.4.2
4Victor Test Instrument Approved Procedure2019-11-26
OPSAF-11-047
MSP 2.4.3
2Approved Procedure for 33kV or 11kV Work or Testing between Braehead Park 132kV Substation and Renfrew Ferry No 1, Tee Renfrew Ferry 2/3 Primary Switchboards2020-09-29
OPSAF-11-052
MSP 2.4.5
1Procedure To Establish Earths On Transmission Circuits in Scotland, Which Have No Electrical Connections and Do Not Comply With The Safety Rules2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-054
MSP 2.4.7
2Interim Procedure for Safety Locking Ring Switches on 33kV RMUs with A.E.I or Ferguson-Palin IVS type Oil Switches2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-057
MSP 2.4.8
5Method Statement for Live Tank Oil Sampling (LTOS) of RMUs and OSWs2019-06-24
OPSAF-11-065
MSP 2.4.15
2Work or Testing on Ring Main Units Without a Busbar Earth Facility With the Circuit Breaker Cable Box Live2019-03-01
OPSAF-11-098
MSP 2.4.37
1Approved Procedure -  Installation of ADSS (All-Dielectric Self-Supporting) cable between 132kV towers DE100 and N240 at Kendoon, Dumfries and Galloway.2018-09-12
OPSAF-11-101
MSP 2.4.40
1Approved Procedure - Removal of Voltage Test Sockets from SOP 215 LV Take-Off Chambers2019-08-20
OPSAF-11-106 MSP 2.4.431Approved Procedure - Work and Testing on the Western Link Offshore Marine High Voltage DC Cables2020-10-30
OPSAF-11-016
MSP 2.5
3Procedures to be Adopted When the Safety Rules (Safety Document Process and/or Safety Features) Cannot be Applied2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-017
MSP 2.6
1Work in Hall Type Indoor Substations (Hunterston 132kV)2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-018
MSP 2.7
2Objection to Instructions Issued Under the Safety Rules2019-03-20
OPSAF-11-020
MSP 2.9
2Management Considerations for Work on Overhead Line Earthwires and Optical Cables Adjacent to a Live Circuit 2019-03-20
OPSAF-11-022
MSP 2.11
2Procedure for Wood Pole Overhead Lines (up to 33kV) Maintenance by more than One Working Party within One Isolated Zone2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-064
MSP 2.12
2Procedure To Be Adopted When Working on High Voltage Mechanically Switched Capacitors with Damping Network (MSCDN)2018-01-31
OPSAF-11-078
MSP 2.13 
1Working on High Voltage Series Compensation Equipment2015-05-29
OPSAF-11-023
MSP 3.1
2Application of Scottishpower Safety Rules 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-024
MSP 3.2
7Connection, Energising, Commissioning and Permanent Disconnection of High Voltage Apparatus2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-025
MSP 3.3
3Restoration of Motive Power2020-09-11
OPSAF-11-043
MSP 3.4
2Jumpers at a Point of Isolation2020-02-11
OPSAF-11-027
MSP 4.2
2Application and Use of Locks for Access and Operational Equipment 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-028
MSP 4.3
4Procedures for Safe Custody of Safety Keys, Key Safe Keys and Key Safes2019-03-20
OPSAF-11-029
MSP 4.4
4Role of Selected Person and Senior Authorised Person2018-07-20
OPSAF-11-030
MSP 4.5
4System Control Boundaries and Control Boundary Procedures 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-031
MSP  4.6
6Procedure / Guidance for Safety Documents 2018-09-27
OPSAF-13-001
MSP 5.1
11Authorisation Procedures2019-12-30
OPSAF-13-003
MSP 5.1.1
8Route to Authorisation2019-11-25
OPSAF-11-032
MSP 5.2
4Responsibilities of Control Persons and Authorised Persons2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-034
MSP 5.4
4Field Control - Transfer of Control Persons Responsibility for Work on the High Voltage System2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-035
MSP 5.5
3Procedures for Standby2013-09-03
OPSAF-13-004
MSP 5.6
3Operational Incident Procedure Authorisation Withdrawal2019-03-20
OPSAF-11-044
MSP 6.1
2Guidance on Interpretation of Definitions Part D - Safety Rules2013-09-03
 

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