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Cable management

Safety briefing - cable management

This 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 risks

The briefing identifies the risks associated with poor cable management, including slips trips and falls, electrocution and fire.


Control measures include not using equipment with damaged or frayed cables, checking equipment before use and using cordless tools whenever possible.

Key points

Attendees must take note of the following key points:

  • Always check any cable prior to each use.
  • It is your responsibility as the user of the equipment to check the cable.
  • Don’t use a cable which has any visible signs of damage, including burn or scorch marks.
  • Don’t place cables anywhere where they might be a trip hazard.

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