(Amendment) Regulations and shall come into force on 6th April Amendment to the Electricity Safety, installations (BS ) into the ESQCR. (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS No. Quality and Continuity Regulations (SI /) (ESQCR) to comply with British. 9th March Laid before Parliament. 13th March Regulations and shall come into force on 6th April installations (BS ) into the ESQCR .

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Accredited to ISO But how dangerous is working with electricity? This website uses non-intrusive cookies to improve your user experience. Electrical work takes place in all sectors of the economy, so there are many people working on or near electricity in their daily routines.

The basics for your business. A properly carried out risk assessment gives you the crucial information you need to allow you to eliminate, reduce and protect against the risks. Call Us More on when to report?

Electrical arcing is a major risk in some situations and can result in a powerful arc flash causing a dangerous blast wave and subsequent fire. Deaths and serious injuries Domestic fatalities Fire, explosion and implosion Major supply interruptions Other events What must be reported?

Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR) – HSE

Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Skip to content Skip to navigation. What must be reported? For information on risk assessment and electrical safety, visit the relevant pages at the HSE. Health and safety made simple.


To focus on electrical safety in the workplace, your risk assessment should look at all circumstances where electricity is a factor, but particularly in work in wet or damp environments, outdoors and in cramped spaces. ESQCR duty holders have duties to report certain incidents that may involve the safety of those not employed by the duty holder enforcement by HSEmajor supply interruptions enforced by Department of Energy and Climate Change and domestic fatalities enforced by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The injuries from the electric shock itself can be compounded by burn injuries. You can visit our cookie privacy page for more information. Health and Safety Executive. What precautions need to be taken? These figures are shocking enough, but they are likely to be underestimates as they include only those incidents reported. Electrical Safety in the Workplace Working with electricity is a dangerous business.

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HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. Generators Transmission operator Distributed network operators Suppliers Meter operators Who should report? One of the main hazards of working with electricity is electric shock when a person comes into contact with equipment that is live.


Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v2. As always, health and safety risk assessment is the key. A – switch to normal size A – switch to large size A – switch to larger size.

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Electrical Safety in the Workplace

20099 further risk is that following an electric shock, a person may suffer further injuries due to falls or the longer-term impacts of the shock itself. How to make a report. Immediately after the duty holder becomes esqqcr, all deaths and serious injuries ie where a member of the public is admitted to hospital as an in patient must be reported by telephone to HSE. Working with electricity is a dangerous business. When should I report?

What are the main risks? If there are flammable materials in the atmosphere or stored nearby, an explosion can occur.