Electrical Safety And The Law

Author: Ken Oldham-Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470777466
Size: 11.17 MB
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This book summarises the British legislation covering electrical safety, including those regulations derived from European directives. It also addresses the legislation relating to the supply and use of safety-related electrotechnical control systems, particularly on machinery. As well as describing the legal framework, and the main legal duties and applicable standards, the book describes electrical hazards and how they arise; the types of accidents and dangerous occurrences associated with the use of electricity; the main safety precautions and protection techniques; testing and maintenance of electrical systems; safety during testing work; the safety of electrical installations and equipment used in flammable atmospheres; and the particular risks associated with underground cables and construction activity. The Fourth Edition has been completely rewritten and expanded to include . legislation (such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1999), standards and guidance material issued or amended since the last edition. . a new chapter on safety related electrotechnical control systems, incorporating commentary on BS EN 954-1 and BS IEC 61508, the main generic standards addressing the safety integrity of such systems. . a new chapter on the competence of practitioners working with electrical systems and safety-related control systems. This book will make a very useful addition to any safety library and will provide a good reference source on electrical safety- Safety and Health Practitioner, November 2002

Electrical Safety And The Law

Author: John M Madden
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317208518
Size: 16.35 MB
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Electrical Safety and the Law describes the hazards and risks from the use of electricity, explaining with the help of case studies and accident statistics the types of accidents that occur and how they can be prevented by the use of safe installations, equipment and working practices. It describes the British legislation on the safety of electrical systems and electrotechnical machinery control systems, much of which stems from European Directives and which will therefore be affected by the UK’s decision to leave the EU (Brexit), and the main standards and guidance that can be used to secure compliance with the law. There are detailed descriptions covering the risks and preventive measures associated with electrical installations, construction sites, work near underground cables and overhead power lines, electrical equipment and installations in explosive atmospheres, electrical testing and electrotechnical control systems. Duty holders’ responsibilities for designing, installing, and maintaining safe systems are explained, as well as their responsibilities for employing competent staff. The fifth edition has been substantially updated to take account of considerable changes to the law, standards and guidance; it has been expanded to include: a new chapter on the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act; a new chapter describing landlords’ legal responsibilities for electrical safety in private rented properties and social housing; a new chapter on the Electricity Safety Quality and Continuity Regulations; new information on offences, penalties, sentencing guidelines, and relevant case law; a description of the main requirements of BS 7671:2008 and other principal standards, many of which have been amended in recent years; new cases studies to illustrate the hazards and risks; information on changes to GB’s health and safety system.

Electricity At Work

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 0717621642
Size: 14.85 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This second edition of HSG85 gives guidance on the key elements that need to be considered when devising safe working practices for people who carry out work on or near electrical equipment. It includes advice that is relevant to managers and supervisors who control or influence the design, specification, selection, installation, commissioning, maintenance or operation of electrical equipment. The first edition was published in 1993 and this new version updates the guidance and provides sources of further information.

Electrical Safety Handbook 3e

Author: John Cadick
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071589123
Size: 15.51 MB
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This is an accident-avoiding prescription for electricians, safety managers, and inspectors, and engineers dealing with electricity any voltage level. Presenting crucial protective safety strategies for industrial and commercial systems, the Handbook references all major safety codes (OSHA, NEC, NESC, and NFPA) where appropriate, creating a unique, one-stop compliance manual for any company’s electrical safety training and reference needs.

Electrical Safety Engineering

Author: W. Fordham-Cooper
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780080523286
Size: 10.44 MB
Format: PDF
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Revised by D.A. Dolbey Jones Senior Engineering Inspector Electrical Safety Engineering deals with the theory and practice of the safe design, installation and operation of industrial electrical equipment. It is well established as the leading comprehensive source of reference on electrical safety. This third edition incorporates revisions that cover the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, EC Directives on safety matters and many recent developments in safety legislation and guidance publications. W Fordham Cooper drew on his long experience as HM Electrical Inspector of Factories and a consultant to the Insurance Technical Bureau to write this wide-ranging work. D A Dolbey Jones, who has revised this classic for its third edition, adds his own insights gained as an HM Senior Electrical Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, responsible for steering the project on the Electricity at Work Regulations and the official Memorandum of Guidance on the Regulations;and as a Senior Engineering Inspector with the Department of Energy (now the DTI) . Published guidance and other useful reference material is signposted throughout the book. Two new appendices deal with essential up-to-date publications. The comprehensive reference work on electrical safety Draws on a wide range of incidents and investigations New paperback version brings this classic within reach of a wide professional readership

Principles Of Electrical Safety

Author: Peter E. Sutherland
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118950340
Size: 20.45 MB
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Principles of Electrical Safety discusses current issues in electrical safety, which are accompanied by series’ of practical applications that can be used by practicing professionals, graduate students, and researchers. . • Provides extensive introductions to important topics in electrical safety • Comprehensive overview of inductance, resistance, and capacitance as applied to the human body • Serves as a preparatory guide for today’s practicing engineers

Electric Safety

Author: Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466571501
Size: 20.61 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Electric power engineering education traditionally covers safety of the power equipment and systems. Little attention, if any, is given to the safety of people. When they reach professional status, most power engineers are not familiar with electric safety issues such as practices governing site works or grounding techniques of dwellings, hospitals, and factories. Designed for both electrical engineering student and practicing power engineers, Electric Safety: Practice and Standards provides the knowledge and analysis they need to be well versed in electric safety. Features: Includes techniques to assess safety practices at worksites and provides remedies to correct safety problems Addresses the elusive stray voltage problem and provides techniques to mitigate its impact in dwellings as well as in sensitive installations such as hospitals and dairy farms Provides approximate, yet accurate, analyses and techniques that can be used to assess electric safety without the need for extensive computation or elaborate programs Includes several case studies from real events and examples demonstrating how variations in electric safety procedure implementation influence safety levels Based on the authors’ years of experience as an expert witness and electric safety training instructor, the book covers the analysis of electric safety practices as well as the interpretations of various safety codes. Including homework problems and a solutions manual, this book is a comprehensive guide to recognize and eliminate hazards of electric shocks for professionals working on electric power equipment, as well as people such as the general public in commonly used places, farms workers and animals, and hospital patients.