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Safety briefing - electricity

This 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 risks

The briefing identifies the risks associated with electricity including electrocution, fire and burns.


Control measures include following safe systems of work, only allowing competent persons to work on electrical systems and appliances and avoiding live working.

Key points

Attendees must take note of the following key points:

  • If in doubt, have the circuit/equipment checked by an electrician before starting work.
  • Staff must report any electrical equipment found and suspected to be faulty to their manager.

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