Electrical switchgear and safety

A guide for owners and users

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This leaflet is aimed at owners and operators of electrical switchgear in industrial and commercial organisations with little electrical knowledge or expertise available in-house. It provides a summary of the more detailed and specialist advice in HSG230 Keeping electrical switchgear safe.

It covers selection, use, care and maintenance. It will also help you manage three-phase electrical switchgear with 1000–33 000 volts alternating current as well as circuit-breakers, switches, switch fuses, isolators and contactors operating above 1000 volts.

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Updated: 2021-03-22