Guidelines About Electricity
Each year about 20 people die at work and about 30 people die from electrical accidents in the home involving: Electric shock, Electric burns, Fires of electrical origin, Electric arcing or explosions initiated or caused by electricity, Working on electricity which is “live”. This includes the normal use of equipment supplied with electrical power found in all premises, including restaurants such as kitchen appliances, cooking equipment, dishwashers, lamps and anything you run from your electricity.
Any person using equipment supplied with electrical power is at risk if that equipment is incorrectly or inadequately maintained, untested or has not undergone periodic examination by a competent person. Persons not directly involved with the installation, test or repair of electrical equipment may therefore be placed in danger if the correct procedure is not carried out. No persons who are not competent to work with electricity should make any attempts to make repairs.
The following guidelines are in accordance with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.