Most workplaces are surrounded by electrical circuits. Cables, conduits and extension cords deliver electricity to plant, equipment appliances and lights. The majority of people know very little about electricity and this lack of knowledge makes it very difficult for people to recognise potential hazards. Without a basic understanding of how electricity behaves and what effects electricity can have on the human body, it is very difficult to understand what we as individuals can or should do, to reduce the risks associated with specific electrical hazards.
This program contains the following information:
Basic facts – definitions and explanations of basic electrical terms.
Basic rules – states and explains the three basic rules that apply to electricity.
Electricity is a convenient, cost effective and surprisingly safe source of energy in every workplace. We should however not become complacent about the potential hazards associated with electricity. Even though there are relatively few accidents associated with electricity, many of the accidents that do happen have serious or devastating results. 27 minutes.