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Electrical Safety In The Workplace

The Electrical Safety Roundtable in the Workplace, launched in November 2018, is dedicated to providing industry support and policy solutions to improve Electrical Safety in places of Work. A wide range of representatives from the electrical industry, who are responsible for electrical safety within a workplace, convened to agree on the biggest causes of concern regarding electrical safety in the industry were and decided to initially focus on ‘Safe Isolation’. The next topic that this group will be focusing on is the quality of electrical inspection and testing within the workplace and whether changes need to be made.


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Worrying statistics show that 1 in 5 installers do not carry a lock out kit in their van or tool bag, and 25% of electricians rarely or never use a lock out kit to isolate the electrical supply they are working on. In response to the evident need to raise awareness of Safe Isolation within the Workplace, the group, working with Louise Taggart an influential health and safety campaigner, created a “12 Easy steps to Safe Isolation infographic”.

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