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The dangers of working with electrical equipment and systems


Electricity if not managed carefully, can be lethal. Over a thousand workplace incidents involving burns or electric shock occur each year, with as much as 30 of these resulting in fatalities.


Shocks can harm you severely and permanently, even if they don't kill you. Accidental falls from ladders, scaffolds, or other work platforms can be caused by shocks from faulty installations and equipment.

Not just the person interacting with the power source might be at danger. Poor electrical installations and malfunctioning electrical equipment can start fires that could result in fatalities or serious injuries to other people too.


The majority of these hazards are both avoidable and preventable with careful preparation and simple safety measures. To help reduce the dangers associated with using electricity at work, the information below explains control procedures.


Electrical installations at almost all premises are subject to the UK guidelines such as Electricity at Work Regulations. It is standard procedure to guarantee that safety measures are followed to prevent the risk of death or personal damage from electricity when doing work-related tasks.


It is critical that those responsible such as employers, are able to ensure that all electrical equipment and installations are maintained to a safe standard, so that occupants are safely protected from any electrical hazard.



If you are a commercial business that requires electrical testing and inspection, to ensure electrical compliance, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team, you can contact us here: 01604 696113 | enquiries@protestesltd.co.uk.



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