Contact with Electricity

Hazard:

Contact with Electricity

Control Methods:

Elimination

 

Instruction

Persons at Risk:

Delete as appropriate

 

Staff

 

Third Party Contractors

 

Members of the Public

 

Emergency Services

Risk Rating:

5 x 2 = 10

Existing Controls:

Insert Details As Introduced

Recommended Controls:

  1. All electrical equipment is to be inspected by a competent person at least annually.
  2. Employees should be required to report defective electrical equipment to the Operations Manager without delay for isolation.
  3. Work on electrical systems should only be undertaken by qualified electricians who are members of a relevant inspection/installation accredited body.
  4. Ideally all circuits should be fitted with residual circuit breaker devices where appropriate.
  5. Work should only be permitted on isolated supplies.
  6. Only trained personnel should carry out electrical work.
  7. A permit to work should be issued before work on live electrical systems commences.
  8. All isolated supplies must be locked off and tagged to ensure that they cannot be reconnected accidentally during work.
  9. Electrical systems should be inspected by an electrician at least every 5 years. Any new systems or new parts of the original system should be certificated at the end of the installation by an electrician.

 

 

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This information is derived from the Health & Safety Manual and Kit
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