The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national independent regulator for health and safety in the workplace throughout Great Britain. They inspect, investigate and take enforcement action when necessary to prevent work-related injuries and illness.
So, what are the HSE looking for in your business?
🔍 Obvious faults – such as exposed or dangerous conductors.
🔍 Competence – the ability to recognise and prevent danger.
🔍 Maintenance and Records – are your records neat and easy to access?
🔍 Access protocols.
According to Health and Safety legislation the duty holder has the responsibility towards their employees to provide information, instruction, training and supervision. The duty holder has a responsibility to ensure electrical safety and complete compliance in the workplace to help prevent incidents.
If you would like more information on how to defend yourself against the HSE and other electrical safety matters, please see Guardian’s Duty Holder Guide – https://www.guardianelectrical.co.uk/the-dutyholder-guide/
The HSE have a suite of case studies on its website which relate to electrical maintenance on-site and show the type of accidents they will investigate – https://www.hse.gov.uk/electricity/maintenance/index.htm