HSE Inspectors’ Guide to Electrical Safety
17 March 2020
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This workshop will be delivered by current and former Specialist
Electrical Inspectors with extensive industry experience including
giving guidance to duty holders, experience with serious incident
investigations and taking enforcement action. The workshop is based
on HSE's practical enforcement experience which arises out of the
businesses it inspects, generally those in the higher risk
industries but also those where although the hazards can be high,
the risks are thought to be well-controlled.
The workshop will give you a practical understanding of what HSE
inspectors are looking for in the control of electrical safety
risks, including the effectiveness of appropriate controls. You
will review known high-risk electrical safety issues together with
the controls based on HSE's investigation experiences and
understand the practical application of enforcement.
The course will cover:
- Relevant legislation, guidance and industry best practice;
principles of enforcement, recent case law examples.
- High-risk and priority issues an HSE inspector will focus on in
general electrical safety.
- Managing electrical distribution networks and controlling risks
to third parties; legislation, guidance.
- How to reflect on and plan for any necessary improvements in
the control of risks associated with electricity before an HSE
- Practical demonstration of hazards associated with electrical
- Electrical safety issues that are likely to trigger enforcement
- What happens when things go wrong? (An insight into the
investigation progress and things you can do to assist with the
- To identify possible systems (policies, procedures and people
issues) that will help you better manage electrical safety.
Who should attend?
Health and Safety Professionals responsible for managing or
advising on the interface between businesses and the HSE.
Business owners, senior managers and technical specialists
responsible for managing and controlling general electrical safety
risks. Owners and operators of both public (licensed) and private
(unlicensed) electrical distribution networks.
The course will be run at the HSL laboratory in the spa town of
Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District and has good
links to mainline train stations and Manchester International
Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk
The cost of this course is £515 per person (includes
course notes, lunch and refreshments).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
For further dates and additional information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
contact the Training and Events Team at HSE directly on +44 (0)203
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