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Electrical maintenance

Electrical accidents commonly occur whilst equipment is being maintained. This may be electrical equipment such as switchgear or equipment that uses electrical power. Most accidents happen because workers have not been adequately trained, are being poorly supervised, or because the risks of the work have not been properly assessed. The incidents are real.

Unsafe system of work

Inadequate information

No training

Inadequate isolation

Unsafe rules

Poor control of work activities

Live working

Unsuitable test equipment

Poor maintenance

Failure to manage work

Person not competent

Uninsulated electrical wiring

Updated 2013-10-25