Three of the worst type of electrical hazards are: faulty or worn out equipment, exposure of live electrical parts to water and careless or unskilled workmanship. None of these hazards need arise.
Staff and students should never attempt to interfere or repair electrical equipment, unless it is part of your job role and you are trained to safely carry out the repair. Any plant/equipment found not to be working or in a dangerous condition should be reported immediately to your H&S Coordinator, who will arrange for a repair or replacement by suitably qualified technical staff. The plant/equipment should be taken out of use until it is assessed.
Do not attempt to modify equipment which is not completely disconnected from the main. If in doubt contact your College H&S Coordinator for advice.
All electrical equipment is to be serviced by qualified technical staff, or by Estates & Facilities Management (E&FM) appointed contractors.
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