Summary

According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there are around 1000 accidents at work each year that involve electrical shocks. Some of these result in fatalities.

This topic covers the identification of electrical hazards, applying methods of protection, the safety of portable electrical equipment, performing regular inspections and testing, and safe systems of electrical work.

Employers' Duties

Employers must:

  • control the risks of death and injury from electrical appliances and systems

  • control the risks of fire and/or explosion from electrical appliances and systems

  • provide and maintain safe electrical equipment

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