October 2020 - Newsletter

Jim Phillips, P.E. Receives Two Prestigious Awards From IEEE PCIC

Jim Phillips, founder of and Associate Director of Electrical Safety (UK) Ltd. recently received TWO prestigious awards from IEEE PCIC.  These include:
The 2020 Electrical Safety Excellence Award for: “Outstanding dedication and contributions to advance and accelerate the dispersion of information and knowledge impacting electrical safety through activities within the PCIC.”
Best Paper Award for the technical paper: Introduction to IEEE Standard 1584 – IEEE 1584 Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations – 2018 Edition.  Jim had the privilege of authoring this with three great friends and also presenting at the 2019 PCIC Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Why do we need Electrical Isolation?

Switching off the supply of electricity to allow for safe working is legally mandated, with work on or near to live electrical systems permitted in exceptional circumstances only. Electrical safe isolation consists of two clear stages: switching off the supply and proving dead.

Our Senior Engineers explore the guidance HSG 85 Electricity at Work, Safe Working Practices, Consequences of failing to undertake safe electrical isolation; THe correct Safe Isolation Procedures, identifying suitable points of electrical isolation, carrying out the isolation process and ensuring the placing of notices, proving dead, applying earths and ensuring the correct permits are in place and who is responsible for them.... just to name a few points in this extremely informative article.

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What is DSEAR?

DSEAR stands for Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations. 

It is important to learn about DSEAR in the workplace to identify serious hazards and know how to assess the risk involved.
Take a read of the key advice directly from one of Electrical Safety UK's Electrical Engineers who explores DSEAR Regulations and Legislation and BEST PRACTICE in how to comply with them.
Learn to identify dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres, regulations, and get a certificate of success with our DSEAR training to help you carry out important risk assessments.
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Safe Delivery of Training through the Pandemic

In this article, our Managing Director, Rebecca Broadhead, explores the key essential measures the company has taken to ensure the Safe Delivery of Training throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic for the on-site, client site-based training and online training facilities. She also discusses the importance of training during furlough, also known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
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Arc Flash - Managing Your Risk

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HEALTH CHECK - Self Assessment

Achieving compliance with legislation such as the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 can be a complex and challenging task. As an organisation you may feel that you fully comply or you may not be sure of your current position.

Our ONLINE Electrical Safety Health Check will provide you with an insight into your current level of compliance, guidance on what the HSE is looking for and a plan to achieve compliance without compromising your business. Try it here today!

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