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Depending on the scope of work, project closeout may include start-up and testing of equipment and systems according to the provisions of NFPA 70 and 70E and the LBNL Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction: Standard Procedure for Safe Electrical Installations or other applicable standards and procedures. Some projects may also require third-party commissioning (refer to following section). LBNL design team members participate in the start-up and testing of equipment and systems as members of the project specific Commissioning Team. The start-up and testing procedures are as follows in accordance with Division 01, Section 019113, General Commissioning Requirements Supplement 3, Check and Testing Responsibility Tables, and the LBNL Electrical Authority Having Jurisdiction: Standard Procedure for Safe Electrical Installations, Section 9:

  • Construction Subcontractor submits start-up and testing procedures to the Project Manager.
  • Project Manager transmits procedures to the A/E firm and/or Commissioning Agent for review and approval, as applicable to the project, and provides a copy to Facilities Operations.
  • As applicable, the A/E firm or commissioning agent reviews and approves procedures.
  • As applicable, the A/E firm or commissioning agent transmits procedures to the Project Manager.
  • The Project Manager (AI) distributes copies of the procedures. The Project Manager (AI) distributes copies of the procedures. The RI executes the start-up and energization of equipment and systems.
  • The Facilities Operations Department, Utility Engineering, and the Inspector of Record participate in inspection and testing.

5.10.1       High Voltage Switching – Roles and Responsibilities

Any Facilities personnel performing work on the LBNL 12.47kV electrical system including hazards associated with this system shall be familiar with and follow the requirements outlined in SOP0009 Facilities Electrical System Overview and Switching Operations.

Under this procedure, Project Management, Engineering, and/or MRO management personnel are responsible for clarifying high level roles and responsibilities for electrical maintenance planning and execution. The responsible manager will assess the complexity of the electrical maintenance operation to determine the need for PM assignment and perform stakeholder analysis during preliminary planning phases, evaluating any impact when maintenance and/or repair schedules change.

Switching operations must be performed only by a Qualified Electrical Worker Level 3 (QEW3) or an Electrician in training under the direct supervision of a QEW3 and incorporate the two-person rule and safety watch when appropriate.