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HSE Updates "Maintaining portable electrical equipment"


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Very useful and puts quite simply what the legal requirements are when it comes to looking after your electrical equipment.

Lots of information that is in the IEE code of practice book that costs £60 odd is in this free download, so if you haven't got the IEE book, download this, print it off, read it and then get your staff who deal with electrical maintenance in your venue to read it.


This statement on page 2 is particularly important..


"This guidance is issued by the Health and Safety Executive. Following the guidance is not compulsory, unless specifically stated, and you are free to take other action. But if you do follow the guidance you will normally be doing enough to comply with the law. Health and safety inspectors seek to secure compliance with the law and may refer to this guidance."


Thanks for the link Brian.



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Hi Dicky.

I think equally important is the intro piece about "low risk environments and equipment". You need to assess the risks accordingly and bear in mind that HSE themselves do not run annual checks on all their own office equipment.


For those interested in safety the free downloads from HSE Publications build into an impressive resource. Worth saving for rainy day research. Signing up to the monthly newsletters can also be helpful.



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