Electrical test equipment specialist, Martindale Electric, is offering a series of free talks focused on safe isolation.
The ToolBox Talks developed by Martindale have been designed to help organisations stay up to date with recent changes to the Electricity at Work regulations and ensure they remain compliant.
Safe isolation procedures are in place to ensure that workers on site are not exposed to danger when working on or near live electrical systems. There are many reports where these procedures have not been followed correctly, and sadly this has resulted in needless loss of life.
One report involved a large UK electrical contractor, where a circuit had been labelled as not in use. The engineer working on the system did not have the necessary equipment to prove the system was dead. As a result, he came into contact with a live conductor and was killed. The company in question was found guilty of failing to provide the right equipment and fined £300,000.
With 16% of all fatalities at work being electrically related and the average fine for health and safety offences trebling over the last two years, it’s more important than ever to be compliant with the Electricity at Work Regulations when working on or near a live electrical system.
Following simple, safe isolation procedures and using the correct equipment can keep teams safe and avoid hefty penalties for non-compliance.
Providing valuable expertise and advice, the ToolBox Talks from Martindale Electric cover the practical implications of the recent changes to the regulations and discuss what it takes to stay compliant with the latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines when installing and maintaining electrical plant and equipment.
The talks have been developed to benefit maintenance teams, installation engineers and those responsible for electrical safety, offering participants a 20-minute educational talk and Q&A session, all with no further obligation.
Designed to fit in with the challenging time constraints of the workplace, which can often make training courses difficult, the efficient talk can be planned to fit around schedules and conveniently arranged to take place on-site, minimising costly downtime.
The ToolBox Talks are free of charge and open to all electrical safety personnel and can be arranged and booked by following the link below.