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May 28, 2012

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Free information – New app to aid safe electrical isolation

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has launched a mobile app, which aims to reduce dangerous practices when working on live electrical systems.

The Safe Isolation app is available free on iPhones and iPads. It provides simple instructions and illustrations on how to achieve safe isolation of live electrical supplies. The app is based on information published in the ESC’s Best Practice Guide No 2 (Guidance on the management of electrical safety and safe isolation procedures for low-voltage isolation).

Martyn Allen, head of the ESC’s Technical Development Unit, said: “There’s no excuse for inappropriate live working, or inadequate safety precautions. By routinely and invariably following a simple, step-by-step approach to safe isolation, you can prevent injuries and fatalities.

“The ESC’s Safe Isolation app has been developed to remind everyone working on, or near, electrical equipment how to work safely.”
The app can be found in the Apple App Store by searching for ‘safe isolation’ and then following the download instructions.
For more information, visit the ESC’s website.

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