electrical safety


HSE warns of electrical safety dangers in farms when reacting to manslaughter case in Warwickshire

The HSE has warned against the severe dangers of inadequate electrical safety systems in farm buildings following a recently concluded prosecution at Warwick Crown Court. Read More

Re-focussing on accidents that don’t need to happen

As the return to work continues and businesses focus on being COVID Secure, Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, reminds us that none of the risks inherent in construction have vanished and should not be forgotten about. Read More

Firm’s assessments missed vital risks

A company has been fined after failing to protect its self-employed workers from the risk of a cable strike explosion or electrocution. Read More

Multiple safety failings on site leads to fine

A construction company has been fined after failing to ensure the safety and welfare of workers on site during the renovation of a property. Read More

‘Gobsmacked’: Louise Taggart on being named SHP’s Most Influential person

‘Gobsmacked’: One year on, SHP catches up with 2018's Most Influential Person in health & safety, Louise Taggart. Read More

Working at height: Electrical contractor in court for uncovered floor hatches

An Aberdeen electrical company which was contracted to rewire and install new heating systems in Aberdeenshire Council properties has been fined for failing to put in place adequate barriers and physical warning signs around open floor hatches in a residential property. Read More

Two firms fined after demolition worker receives electrical burns

Two companies have been fined after a worker received serious electrical burns during demolition work. Read More

Workers at risk from strikes to the UK’s utility infrastructure

The unintentional striking of underground assets, such as cables and pipelines, can cause life-changing injuries to construction workers. Therefore, asset owners and local authorities have a duty of care to better protect those working on the frontline, as well as the general public. Read More

UK Power Networks launches safety pledge

The UK’s biggest electricity distributor has urged companies to sign up to its new safety campaign designed to cut the risk of accidents. Read More

Safety champ is a shining star for apprentices

A Tolworth electricity worker who coaches safety with apprentices who are training to keep the lights on in their communities, has won a national award. Read More



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