Every year there are a range of incidents within the construction industry where workers suffer electrical shock resulting in serious injuries and fatalities.
Safe isolation is a procedure carried out in order to isolate electrical circuits or equipment before electrical work is undertaken. This is to ensure workers are not exposed to danger when working on or near live electrical systems.
From a legal point of view, then all employers have to comply with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 when working on or with electrical systems. The regulation requires employers to take precautions to prevent injury or death from electricity in work activities, which include cutting supply and isolating electrical equipment.
Our Safe Isolation toolbox talk helps keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where personnel are working on or near electrical equipment.
If you are considering our safe isolation toolbox talk, our Electrical Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.
Items Covered in the Safe Isolation Toolbox Talk
Our safe isolation toolbox talk is split up in following sections:
- Introduction: Provide an introduction to safe isolation and whys it is used.
- The Hazards: Describe the hazards to consider when working on or near electrical equipment.
- Control Measures: Outline the controls that should be taken into account when working on or near electrical equipment.
- The Law: List the regulations relevant to working on or near electrical equipment
- Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.
Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.
Purchase our Safe Isolation Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.