Electrical Safety And The Law

Author: Ken Oldham-Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470777466
Size: 11.54 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: 10.96 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

ISBN: 0717621642
Size: 20.51 MB
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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: 17.80 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: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9781483161495
Size: 18.14 MB
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Electrical Safety Engineering, Third Edition covers the scientific principles, legislation, guidelines, and standards of electrical safety. This book is organized into six parts encompassing 20 chapters. Part 1 considers the nature of electrical injuries, the mechanical causes of electrical failures, and electrical insulation failure. Parts 2 and 3 describe the mechanism of breakdown and failure of electrical equipment, as well as the concept of circuit protection, with emphasis on the earthing principles and double insulation. Parts 4 and 5 explore the principles and application of electronic and solid-state control systems, fires, and explosion hazards. Part 6 focuses on the industrial supply and distribution of current and voltage. This book will prove useful to electrical engineers, electricians, and technicians.

Electrical Safety Related Work Practices

Author: Richard Ennis
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 0873719352
Size: 14.42 MB
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Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices is a complete training package that describes 29 CFR 1910.331-.335, OSHA's Electrical Safety-Related Practices Standard, and outlines the requirements for training employees exposed to electrical hazards. The program presents a thorough overview of electrical safety as it applies to the standard. Topics covered include electrical accidents, qualified and unqualified persons, employee training, work practices covered by the standard, protective equipment, and protective shields and barriers. A complete implementation plan, standard checklists, a summary of the standard, and a copy of OSHA's "Illustrated Guide to Electrical Safety" are provided in addition to a sample employee training booklet. Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices is the perfect training tool for risk managers, safety managers, line production supervisors, engineers, and maintenance workers affected by this OSHA standard. This complete training package contains implementation/compliance manual, VHS tape, employee training booklet.