Specialist HSE electrical safety workshops announced


A special workshop will be held in Buxton, Derbyshire next week, delivered by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) professionals.

Entitled the HSE Inspector’s Guide to Electrical Safety, the course is provided by former and present Specialist Electrical Inspectors who possess extensive hands-on knowledge in the industry. The inspectors experience includes managing incident investigations, taking action on enforcement and delivering guidance when required to duty holders.

The workshop finds its foundations in the HSE’s experience of practical enforcement gleaned through the businesses it inspects. In particular, enterprises in higher-risk sectors will be used as a source of information, but so will those where hazards are potentially high but the possible risks believed to be well-managed.

Offering a practical approach and understanding of the areas in which HSE inspectors look to control possible electrical safety issues, the course showcases the effectiveness of using appropriate controls. Attendees will get the opportunity to review high-risk issues of electrical safety alongside the controls based on experience gained from the investigative experiences of HSE to get a clearer picture of how enforcement is applied.

Topics covered in the workshop will include best practices for electrical safety, relevant legislation, along with enforcement principles backed up by recent examples of actual case law. Priority and high-risk issues HSE inspectors should focus on for electrical safety will also be explained, as well as how to plan and prepare for an HSE inspector visit.

The course will take place at Buxton’s HSL laboratory on Tuesday, November 19, with a further chance to take part in the workshop in March 2020 for those unable to attend this year.

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