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There are many risks concerning Electrical Safety where anyone from Insulations Installers, Antenna Installers and Electricians often work in ceiling spaces. Recently there was a fatal incident at a school in which an electrical worker was electrocuted while working in a ceiling space.

The worker was installing communication cabling in a ceiling space. An electrical cable with damaged insulation made contact with a metallic plate, energising parts of the building structure to which the worker was exposed.

The Electrical Safety Office is reminding all householders and tradespeople to take extra care before entering a ceiling space. 

If you are planning to enter a ceiling space, think about where electrical cables and other electrical equipment might be located.

A risk assessment and safe system of work should be used to manage electrical risks. Where possible all electrical supply should be isolated before entering the ceiling space. A risk assessment must include measures to identify where electrical equipment is located and the control measures implemented to ensure this equipment is not disturbed.

In all contracting situations both the business engaging the contractor and the contractor must take appropriate steps to minimise any exposure to health and safety risks that are identified.

  

Last changed: Mar 19 2013 at 6:49 PM

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