Construction Safety Week 2019 – Day 2: Working Safely with Electricity

According to the HSA’s ‘Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services’, injuries that result from damage to live electricity cables are usually caused by the explosive effects of arcing current and by any associated fire or flames that may follow when the sheath of a cable and the conductor insulation are penetrated by a sharp object such as the point of a tool, or when a cable is crushed severely enough to cause internal contact between the sheathing and one or more of the conductors.

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