Preventing electric shocks to electricians


What it contains

This document tells you how to reduce or eliminate the risk of electricians suffering electric shock while working on houses, shops and small commercial premises. It explains:

  • an employer and employee’s Occupational Health and Safety duties
  • how to control electric shock risks by de-energising installations and using signage to advise people of the work being done
  • how to verify the installation is de-energised and use safe systems of work
  • when and how workplaces must prepare a safe work method statement (SWMS), construction induction training and site specific inductions

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