Electricity in farming/forestry
HSE and other organisations have produced guidance on electrical safety that is suitable for a wide range of industries and technical competencies. Most of the information produced by the HSE is available for immediate download.
More information is available on the Agriculture site. It is aimed at those working in agriculture, but many of the principles described are applicable to other work activities. Topics covered include safe working distances from overhead lines, assessing and reducing the risks from overhead lines, use of barriers and goalposts, operating vehicles near overhead lines, ladders, and the safe stacking of materials.
General electrical information
Information on accident statistics is also available from a number of sources.
- Memorandum of guidance on the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
- Electricity at work: Safe working practices
- Avoiding danger from overhead power lines
- Working safely near overhead power lines