6 key points to include in your electrical
Tuesday, 25th November, 2014, by Joanna WeekesIn today's Health & Safety Bulletin:
No matter what business you operate, electrical devices are likely to play a major role in your day-to-day operations. Electrical devices your workers are likely to use include computers, lighting and electrical plant or equipment.
This means that even if your workplace is considered low-risk, e.g. an office, your workers could be at serious risk from electrical hazards.
Your workers could be at risk even if your business does not own the equipment, e.g. workers working near power lines.
If your business uses or works near electrical equipment, you’ll need to implement an electrical safety policy. In today’s Health & Safety Bulletin I’ll outline 6 key points to include in your policy and what steps you should take if an incident does occur.
What should you include in your electrical safety policy?
Ensure that your electrical safety policy sets out:
If your business carries out work near power lines, take the following precautions:
If an incident occurs involving an electrical hazard, you should report it to:
An internal record of the incident should include:
Remember, if you want access to information about electrical hazards, including downloadable checklists you can start using right away, you can find this in chapter E1 Electrical Safety of your handbook. If you’re not a subscriber, find out more about the Health & Safety Handbook.
See you on Thursday,
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