Electrical Safety and the Law

  • Filename: electrical-safety-and-the-law.
  • ISBN: 9780470777466
  • Release Date: 2008-04-15
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Ken Oldham-Smith
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This book summarises the British legislation covering electrical safety, including those regulations derived from European directives. It also addresses the legislation relating to the supply and use of safety-related electrotechnical control systems, particularly on machinery. As well as describing the legal framework, and the main legal duties and applicable standards, the book describes electrical hazards and how they arise; the types of accidents and dangerous occurrences associated with the use of electricity; the main safety precautions and protection techniques; testing and maintenance of electrical systems; safety during testing work; the safety of electrical installations and equipment used in flammable atmospheres; and the particular risks associated with underground cables and construction activity. The Fourth Edition has been completely rewritten and expanded to include . legislation (such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1999), standards and guidance material issued or amended since the last edition. . a new chapter on safety related electrotechnical control systems, incorporating commentary on BS EN 954-1 and BS IEC 61508, the main generic standards addressing the safety integrity of such systems. . a new chapter on the competence of practitioners working with electrical systems and safety-related control systems. This book will make a very useful addition to any safety library and will provide a good reference source on electrical safety- Safety and Health Practitioner, November 2002

Electrical Safety Handbook 3E

  • Filename: electrical-safety-handbook-3e.
  • ISBN: 0071457720
  • Release Date: 2005-09-28
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: John Cadick
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



This is an accident-avoiding prescription for electricians, safety managers, and inspectors, and engineers dealing with electricity any voltage level. Presenting crucial protective safety strategies for industrial and commercial systems, the Handbook references all major safety codes (OSHA, NEC, NESC, and NFPA) where appropriate, creating a unique, one-stop compliance manual for any company’s electrical safety training and reference needs.

Electrical Safety Engineering

  • Filename: electrical-safety-engineering.
  • ISBN: 9780080523286
  • Release Date: 1998-01-05
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: W. Fordham-Cooper
  • Publisher: Newnes



Revised by D.A. Dolbey Jones Senior Engineering Inspector Electrical Safety Engineering deals with the theory and practice of the safe design, installation and operation of industrial electrical equipment. It is well established as the leading comprehensive source of reference on electrical safety. This third edition incorporates revisions that cover the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, EC Directives on safety matters and many recent developments in safety legislation and guidance publications. W Fordham Cooper drew on his long experience as HM Electrical Inspector of Factories and a consultant to the Insurance Technical Bureau to write this wide-ranging work. D A Dolbey Jones, who has revised this classic for its third edition, adds his own insights gained as an HM Senior Electrical Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, responsible for steering the project on the Electricity at Work Regulations and the official Memorandum of Guidance on the Regulations;and as a Senior Engineering Inspector with the Department of Energy (now the DTI) . Published guidance and other useful reference material is signposted throughout the book. Two new appendices deal with essential up-to-date publications. The comprehensive reference work on electrical safety Draws on a wide range of incidents and investigations New paperback version brings this classic within reach of a wide professional readership

Principles of Electrical Safety

  • Filename: principles-of-electrical-safety.
  • ISBN: 9781118950340
  • Release Date: 2014-11-03
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Peter E. Sutherland
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Principles of Electrical Safety discusses current issues in electrical safety, which are accompanied by series’ of practical applications that can be used by practicing professionals, graduate students, and researchers. . • Provides extensive introductions to important topics in electrical safety • Comprehensive overview of inductance, resistance, and capacitance as applied to the human body • Serves as a preparatory guide for today’s practicing engineers

Electric Safety

  • Filename: electric-safety.
  • ISBN: 9781466571501
  • Release Date: 2013-11-20
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Electric power engineering education traditionally covers safety of the power equipment and systems. Little attention, if any, is given to the safety of people. When they reach professional status, most power engineers are not familiar with electric safety issues such as practices governing site works or grounding techniques of dwellings, hospitals, and factories. Designed for both electrical engineering student and practicing power engineers, Electric Safety: Practice and Standards provides the knowledge and analysis they need to be well versed in electric safety. Features: Includes techniques to assess safety practices at worksites and provides remedies to correct safety problems Addresses the elusive stray voltage problem and provides techniques to mitigate its impact in dwellings as well as in sensitive installations such as hospitals and dairy farms Provides approximate, yet accurate, analyses and techniques that can be used to assess electric safety without the need for extensive computation or elaborate programs Includes several case studies from real events and examples demonstrating how variations in electric safety procedure implementation influence safety levels Based on the authors’ years of experience as an expert witness and electric safety training instructor, the book covers the analysis of electric safety practices as well as the interpretations of various safety codes. Including homework problems and a solutions manual, this book is a comprehensive guide to recognize and eliminate hazards of electric shocks for professionals working on electric power equipment, as well as people such as the general public in commonly used places, farms workers and animals, and hospital patients.

Electrical Injuries

  • Filename: electrical-injuries.
  • ISBN: 1930056710
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 627
  • Author: Robert E. Nabours
  • Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company



The most complete summary of electrical injury issues for the electrical injury litigator and investigator. Electric currents and electromagnetic radiation, both ionizing and nonionizing, can produce harmful biological effects in humans; these effects are the subject of an ever growing number of lawsuits. This book provides an introduction to the biological effects of electric currents and EMFs and the state of engineering and medical knowledge. Part I explains what forensic electrical engineers do and how they can assist attorneys in handling electrical injury cases. It also covers electrical codes and standards, basic electrical systems, and reconstructing the electrical accident. Part II covers the medical aspects of electrical injuries, including the consequences of electrical injury on the body, EKGs and pacemakers, accident reconstruction in electrical injury cases, common sources of electrical injury, and relevant medical literature. This section also explains how electrical impulses control and influence muscle cells throughout the body as well as the pumping of blood throughout the heart. Part III is a survey of appellate decisions in cases involving electrical injuries. It gives the attorney, engineer and accident reconstructionist a valuable resource for investigating, evaluating and settling or litigating claims arising from electrical injuries.

Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices

  • Filename: handbook-of-international-electrical-safety-practices.
  • ISBN: 1118031784
  • Release Date: 2011-01-06
  • Number of pages: 721
  • Author: Princeton Energy Resources International
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A valuable and comprehensive safety reference for any organization working with or around electricity. This comprehensive guide informs working professionals in multiple industries, such as manufacturing, processing, or energy, about safety procedures that should be used on the job. It informs the reader about the hazards in the work place and what to do to make sure he/she is protected. The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices presents readers with the proper organizational skills needed to avoid hazardous injuries, details environmental monitoring techniques, and discusses how to ensure that proper protection is used on the job. The authors cover not only obvious electrical safety considerations, such as exposed wires and evacuation plans, but everything related to electrical safety, such as air quality, sound level, and radiation. This reference provides the most comprehensive coverage for any company to keep employees informed and to keep their work environment safe. The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices: Contains working plans and templates for evaluating safety proceduresand conditions in the plant Covers common hazards and how to avoid them, such as radiation, noise, air quality, fire, and electric shock Gives a comprehensive view of workers' rights and international regulations Goes beyond regulations and laws to provide a workable blueprint for creating a safe industrial environment

Building Regulations Applying to Electrical and Gas Installation and Repairs in Dwellings

  • Filename: building-regulations-applying-to-electrical-and-gas-installation-and-repairs-in-dwellings.
  • ISBN: 0215043510
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 100
  • Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Communities and Local Government Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office



Labelling on electrical equipment sold by DIY stores must be used to warn that it is illegal for an unregistered person to carry out most electrical works in the home. In addition, public awareness about the risk of the odourless, invisible and potentially lethal carbon monoxide fumes must be raised to increase safety in the home. When it comes to gas and electrical safety, the Committee concludes that far too many homeowners do not appreciate either the dangers of using sub-standard engineers or their own liability when it comes to faulty gas and electrical work. The Government must co-ordinate a concerted effort by key industry organisations to raise public awareness levels on these crucial issues. To that end the Committee recommends that sockets and other electrical equipment sold by DIY stores for electrical installations should carry a health warning that it is illegal for an unregistered person to carry out most electrical works in the home without checks being completed meeting the requirements of the Building Control service. The Committee will be writing to all the big electrical/DIY stores to highlight this key recommendation. In its current consultation exercise into Building Regulations, the Government has examined further deregulation of Part P, which focuses on electrical installation and repair. The Committee highlights how evidence gathered since the introduction of these rules demonstrated that deaths and injuries due to electrical faults have decreased. De-regulation can only be supported if there was clear evidence that safety standards would not suffer, but such evidence has not been provided by the Government.

The Electrical Safety Program Guide

  • Filename: the-electrical-safety-program-guide.
  • ISBN: 9780763776015
  • Release Date: 2010-09
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Ray A. Jones
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers



A Complete Guide to Establishing an Electrical Safety Program Working with electricity can be very dangerous, and employees might be unaware of the potential hazards present in their work environment, making them susceptible to risk of injury. To prevent occupational injuries from occurring, employers must possess the knowledge required to set in place a program that promotes safety in the workplace. In this completely updated guide, electrical safety experts Ray A. Jones and Jane G. Jones provide a detailed blueprint to help employers develop a program that maximizes electrical safety and the related benefits it generates. Based on the 2009 NFPA 70E® and current OSHA regulations, The Electrical Safety Program Guide, Second Edition, takes readers step-by-step through the creation of an electrical safety program, discussing program development from conception through finalization for a plan tailored to a company’s unique environment. A new chapter provides guidelines for when work on energized conductors should be permitted, including an extensive discussion of “infeasibility,” as used by OSHA and NFPA 70E. The Second Edition explores the full range of issues involved in developing a comprehensive electrical safety program and provides guidance and resources to resolve them. Extensive appendices include a wealth of practical and time-saving tools such as checklists, sample budgets, a personal protective equipment matrix, and permits, as well as an all new appendix addressing how to safely test for absence of voltage. A CD-ROM is included and contains all checklists and forms from the book, an awareness-training program, and a draft sample program that can be used as the beginning point for a company to develop its own comprehensive electrical safety program.

Electrician s Guide to the Building Regulations

  • Filename: electrician-s-guide-to-the-building-regulations.
  • ISBN: 1849195560
  • Release Date: 2014-03
  • Number of pages: 234
  • Author: Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Publisher: Inst of Engineering & Technology



"This book gives guidance on the Building Regulations for England, Scotland and Wales. It includes guidance not only on the requirements for electrical installations (Part P) but also for other parts of the Building Regulations (Parts A,B,C,E,F,Lamd M) that persons carrying out electrical installations are expected to comply with" -- Preface.

Practical Guide to Inspection Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations

  • Filename: practical-guide-to-inspection-testing-and-certification-of-electrical-installations.
  • ISBN: 9781136074691
  • Release Date: 2013-07-24
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Chris Kitcher
  • Publisher: Routledge



This book answers all your questions on the basics of inspection and testing with clear reference to the latest legal requirements. Christopher Kitcher not only tells you what tests are needed but also describes all of them in a step-by-step manner with the help of colour photos. Sample forms show how to verify recorded test results and how to certify and fill in the required documentation. The book is packed with handy advice on how to avoid and solve common problems encountered on the job. Entirely up to date with the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations Step-by-step descriptions and photos of the tests show exactly how to carry them out Covers City & Guilds 2394, 2395 and Part P courses. With its focus on the practical side of the actual inspection and testing rather than just the requirements of the regulations, this book is ideal for students, experienced electricians and those working in allied industries on domestic and industrial installations. All of the theory required for passing the City & Guilds 2394 and 2395 certificates is explained in clear, easy to remember language along with sample questions and scenarios as encountered in the exam. The book will also help prepare students on Part P Competent Person courses, City & Guilds Level 3 courses, NVQs and apprenticeship programmes for their practical inspection and testing exam.

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