We are primarily tasked with providing power transmission services, system services and facilitating the energy market. Our core tasks follow from our appointment as grid operator under the Dutch 'Elektriciteitswet' (E-wet) and the German 'Energiewirtschaftsgesetz' (EnWG).
All employees working in the Netherlands at TenneT high-voltage substations or construction sites or on electricity connections, as well as all visitors to such sites, must attend a so-called site safety instruction session where TenneT's safety rules are explained. Attendance is a prerequisite for admission to the site.
Prerequisite for admission
TenneT attaches great value to safety. We have therefore put in place specific rules that govern site admission and the performance of work at our operational high-voltage substations and construction sites and on our electricity connections. Attending a site safety instruction session is a prerequisite for admission at locations where TenneT is responsible for safety.
In the past, a TenneT representative explained the site safety instructions on-site to the visitor(s) or contractor employee(s). We have now developed for the Netherlands an e-learning module for this purpose.
The gate instructions explain the TenneT safety rules and rules of conduct. The instruction session must take place prior to departure for the site. Participants are required to watch an instructional video, followed by a test consisting of ten questions. Participants who have answered at least eight questions correctly receive a certificate by e-mail. The certificate is valid for a period of one year. The certificate also includes proof of participation which can be cut out and pasted into the safety passport (if the participant possesses such a passport). The employee or visitor must present the certificate or proof of participation to the TenneT representative upon entering the site.
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