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Management Safety Procedures

The ScottishPower Safety Rules and support documentation is provided to ensure that work 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. Click a column header to sort the items in alphanumerical order by a particular column. All documents are in PDF format.

Document Issue Document Title Date
DOC-00-238 28 Management Safety Procedures 2017-05-09
OPSAF-11-001 4 Explanatory Notes 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-002 4 Definitions 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-003
MSP 1.1
2 Accompanied Work 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-004
MSP 1.2
11 MSP 1.2 Operational Compliance Auditing 2017-02-17
OPSAF-11-005
MSP 1.3
1 Achieving Safety from the System by Limiting the Testing, Work or Work Area 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-006
MSP 1.4
4 Achieving Safety on Wood Poles Supporting Live HV Conductors by Limiting the Testing, Work or Work Area 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-007
MSP 1.5
3 Achieving Safety on Overhead Lines While Carrying Out HV Rubber Glove Working 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-008
MSP 1.6
5 Portable Earthing and Shorting Leads for Use in Substations, Power Stations and on Overhead Lines 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-009
MSP 1.7
4 Application, Removal, Storage and Inspection of Portable Earths, Field Equipment Earths and LV Portable Shorts 2015-11-16
OPSAF-11-010
MSP 1.8
5 Recording and Reporting of High Voltage and Low Voltage Switching 2016-08-29
OPSAF-11-049
MSP-1.10
1 Management of Drain Earths for Work on Steel Tower Overhead Lines 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-012
MSP 2.1
1 Arrangement for the Establishment and Maintenance of General Safety 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-013
MSP 2.2
5 Safety Rules and Support Documents Approval and Issue 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-014
MSP 2.3
2 Issue of SP Safety Rules - Handbook and Support Documents 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-015
MSP 2.4
2 Procedure for Work on Testing of Plant and Apparatus Where the Safety Rules Cannot by Applied 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-051
MSP 2.4.2
3 Victor Test Instrument Approved Procedure 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-047
MSP 2.4.3
1 Approved Procedure for 33kV Work or Testing between Braehead Park 132kV Substation and Renfrew Ferry No1, Tee Renfrew Ferry 2/3 Primary Switchboards 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-052
MSP 2.4.5
1 Procedure To Establish Earths On Transmission Circuits in Scotland, Which Have No Electrical Connections and Do Not Comply With The Safety Rules 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-054
MSP 2.4.7
2 Interim Procedure for Safety Locking Ring Switches on 33kv RMUs with AEI or Ferguson-Palin IVS Type Oil Switches 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-057
MSP 2.4.8
4 Method Statement for Live Tank Oil Sampling (LTOS) of RMUs and OSWs 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-065
MSP 2.4.15
1 Work or Testing on Ring Main Units Without a Busbar Earth Facility With the Circuit Breaker Cable Box Live 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-087
MSP 2.4.31
1 Approved Procedure - Carrying out Blocking and Open Valve Tests at Hunterston HVDC Converter Stations 2017-02-17
OPSAF-11-016
MSP 2.5
3 Procedures to be Adopted When the Safety Rules (Safety Document Process and/or Safety Features) Cannot be Applied 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-017
MSP 2.6
1 Work in Hall Type Indoor Substations (Hunterston 132 Kv) 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-018
MSP 2.7
1 Objection to Instructions Issued Under the Safety Rules 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-019
MSP 2.8
1 Identification of Safe Working Area in Torness 400 Kv Substation 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-020
MSP 2.9
1 Management Considerations for Work on Overhead Line Earthwires and Optical Cables Adjacent to a Live Circuit 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-022
MSP 2.11
2 Procedure for Wood Pole Overhead Lines (up to 33kV) Maintenance by more than One Working Party within One Isolated Zone 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-064
MSP 2.12
1 Procedure To Be Adopted When Working on High Voltage Mechanically Switched Capacitors with Damping Network (MSCDN) 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-078
MSP 2.13 
1 Working on High Voltage Series Compensation Equipment 2015-05-29
OPSAF-11-088
MSP 2.14
1 Procedure for working on STATCOM Static VAR Compensators (SVC PLUS) 2017-05-09
OPSAF-11-089
MSP 2.15
1 Procedure for working on High Voltage Alternating Current Filter Banks at Hunterston HVDC Converter Station 2017-05-09
OPSAF-11-023
MSP 3.1
2 Application of Scottishpower Safety Rules 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-024
MSP 3.2
7 Connection, Energising, Commissioning and Permanent Disconnection of High Voltage Apparatus 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-025
MSP 3.3
1 Restoration of Motive Power 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-043
MSP 3.4
1 Jumpers at a Point of Isolation 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-027
MSP 4.2
2 Application and Use of Locks for Access and Operational Equipment 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-028
MSP 4.3
3 Procedures for Safe Custody of Safety Keys, Key Safe Keys and Key Safes 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-029
MSP 4.4
3 Role of Selected Person and Senior Authorised Person 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-030
MSP 4.5
4 System Control Boundaries and Control Boundary Procedures 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-031
MSP  4.6
4 Procedure / Guidance for Safety Documents 2013-09-03
OPSAF-13-001
MSP 5.1
9 Authorisation Procedures 2013-09-03
OPSAF-13-003
MSP 5.1.1
7 Route to Authorisation 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-032
MSP 5.2
4 Responsibilities of Control Persons and Authorised Persons 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-034
MSP 5.4
4 Field Control - Transfer of Control Persons Responsibility for Work on the High Voltage System 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-035
MSP 5.5
3 Procedures for Standby 2013-09-03
OPSAF-13-004
MSP 5.6
2 Operational Incident Procedure Authorisation Withdrawal 2013-09-03
OPSAF-11-044
MSP 6.1
2 Guidance on Interpretation of Definitions Part D - Safety Rules 2013-09-03