Electricity can kill, and injure, people. Too many electrical accidents at work are reported each year and far too many people are injured or even die of their injuries. There are simple precautions when working with or near live equipment that can be taken to significantly reduce the risk of electrical injury to the operator and others around him or her.
Carelessness and lack of concentration are some of the causes of many accidents that could have been avoided. Consequences are personnel accidents, operational downtime, destroyed equipment and environmental damage. To avoid accidents, it is mandatory to observe laws and safety regulations. Working on electrical systems and equipment should only be carried out by qualified personnel or by persons under qualified supervision.
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