The Institution of Engineering and Technology: Are you losing sleep over safety worries?
Friday 24th August 2018
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One of the biggest issues for many firms can be that the person put in charge of electrical (or building) safety is not be a technical expert. Bill Bates, a former Principal Health and Safety Executive Inspector with over 20 years of investigating electrical safety breaches, says:
"It is becoming increasingly prevalent that those responsible for controlling electrical risks have little electrical experience. They probably have neither the competence and hence the confidence to deal with their responsibilities.
Although administrators may feel that the electrical installation they are responsible for can be dealt with by calling in a contractor, it does not absolve them of accountability. This awareness often only comes to light in the event of a serious incident."
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