Safe isolation of electrical supplies is something that every company assumes that their maintenance and installation teams are trained to undertake Safe isolation of electrical supplies is something that every company assumes that their maintenance and installation teams are trained to undertake, however it is often the case that individuals have not received any formal training in such tasks, or that any training given was so long ago that the basic principles have been forgotten. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that those engaged in electrical activities have the knowledge and experience to undertake work safely, many employers fail with regards to this in that they are often unable to demonstrate that their staff have been deemed competent to undertake safe isolation tasks. It is often the case that operatives do not fully understand the implications of live working and will attempt many tasks with the power supply connected or will undertake part of the safe isolation process but omit essential sections such as locking off the supply or fitting a notice, or proving dead using a non-approved device or failing to verify the correct functioning of a voltage indicator both before and immediately after use. At ESUK we have the perfect training course to ensure that your staff are trained in safe isolation procedures and have been observed to ensure that they know how to do it right. We also have Authorising Engineer capabilities to provide an independent assessment of the competency of your staff. Feel free to contact us to find out more.
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