Cause & Consequence
- Electricity, electrical discharge, short circuit or overload
Any Location Type
Incident Info Source
Step change in safety
Specific Incident Equipment
Electrical equipment in hazardous areas.
The selection and installation of electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas must be specified in the safety case.The duty holder is responsible for the proper maintenance of electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas.Where it was deemed appropriate the regulator imposed improvement and prohibition notices where it was identified that the defects could lead to an immediate threat to health and safety.It is important to ensure that electrical equipment used in hazardous areas is suitable and certified for the relevant hazardous zone
Maintain electrical equipment in hazardous areas to a suitable standards and in particular be aware of the requirements of the safety case for the installation.