Electrical installations: Caution: (high) voltage
Working on or near electrical installations involves a higher risk profile. This is because, if something goes wrong, the consequences are almost always serious. Thankfully, you can prevent injury by knowing exactly which electrical work you can and cannot do, using the right equipment and carrying out all the safety checks before you start.
Golden Rule 3: I always check that electrical installations are secure before I start work
- A responsible person (WV or VD staff) must ensure that equipment is safe and remains so.
- Apply and register locks or connectors (lock-out/tag-out).
- Carry out non-voltage detection checks before you start work.
- Only use the right equipment.