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  • Health & Safety Documents - Portable electrical appliance register
    Portable electrical appliance registerIf you have a small number of electrical appliances, your system for managing portable appliance testing need not be overcomplicated. Our register form can help with this.When to PAT?Portable appliances should be regularly inspected to ensure that they remain in a safe condition. This inspection includes a detailed check that the casing is undamaged, the plug is properly wired and, if applicable, that the correct fuse is fitted. In addition to a formal visual inspection,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Safe working on electrical circuits
    Safety briefing - safe working on electrical circuitsThis briefing addresses the key risks and control measures needed to manage safe working on electrical circuits.What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Safe Working on Electrical Circuits is to ensure that all staff are fully aware of the risks of electrical contact which could lead to accidents involving injury or death.Hazards and risksThe briefing identifies the hazards and risks including burns to the skin caused by contact with live conductors,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Portable appliance test record
    Portable appliance test recordIf you've elected to train an employee to carry out portable appliance testing, use this form to record the details.Legal requirementPortable appliance testing (PAT) is carried out to comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. They require that all electrical systems are kept in safe working order - "system" includes equipment which is connected via a plug.As described in guidance available from the HSE and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, businesses need...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Electricity
    Safety briefing - electricityThis briefing addresses the key risks associated with and control measures required for the management of electricity in the workplace.What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Electricity is to ensure that all staff are fully aware of the potential risks associated with electricity and what they should do to minimise the chances of an accident or incident.Hazards and risksThe briefing identifies the risks associated with electricity including electrocution, fire and burns....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Cable management
    Safety briefing - cable managementThis briefing addresses the key risks and control measures associated with cable management in the workplace.What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Cable Management is to ensure that all staff are fully aware of the potential risks, what can happen if cables aren't properly managed and what they should do to minimise the chances of an accident or fire.Hazards and risksThe briefing identifies the risks associated with poor cable management, including slips trips and...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Permit to work - non-energised circuits
    Permit to work - non-energised circuitsWhen working on an electrical system that should be isolated you need to prevent it from being switched back on. You can do this by following a permit-to-work system.How to use the formOur permit to work is split info four parts:Part A. The first section asks for specific information about the job. This includes the date and time of the job, the exact location of the work, details of any plant/equipment that may be used and the nature of the work/tests that will be completed. Part...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Electrical safety policy
    Electrical safety policyElectricity can be taken for granted, so it's easy to forget the number of accidents and fires it causes. Why not use our policy to help in managing these risks?Using the templateWe've written our Electrical Safety Policy so that it applies to the majority of businesses. Most will only need to make a few minor tweaks at the places we've highlighted in italics. Note. If you have an electrical business or your company is involved in high voltage or other specialist work, you'll need to...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Permit to work - energised circuits
    Permit to work - energised circuitsWork completed on electrical installations should be controlled with the use a permit-to-work system. This is of great importance when the work in question is on a live system. Manage the risksOur permit to work sets out the control measures that should be applied when working on electrical systems. This particular document covers work on energised systems.  To ensure that the work is carried out safely, the competent person should make sure that a safe system of work has...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Electrical hand tool checklist
    Electrical hand tool checklistA variety of electrical hand tools can now be found in the modern workplace, each presenting its own hazards. To help you manage them, we have created a checklist.Electrical hand tool checklistThe second part of our combined procedure and checklist is the Electrical Hand Tool Safety Checklist. This helps guard against accidents by prompting the user to assess a tool for comfort and suitability for a particular job. It can be used until employees are familiar with its contents. At...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Equipment safety checklist
    Equipment safety checklistThe volume of electrical equipment that you have can easily add up, so it's important that you have safe systems of work in place to govern its use. Our checklist can help you monitor them.Equipment safety checklistOnce you've purchased equipment, you need to introduce safe systems of work. This is where checklists come in very handy, as they're an easy means of ensuring that any systems you may have introduced are working. They can be very general, such as an Equipment Safety Checklist....
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