Scotland launches awareness campaign on isolating safely during electrical work

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Scottish trade association Select has launched an awareness campaign stressing the fatal consequences of not isolating safely during electrical work.

Running under the banner ‘Work dead safely: Stay alive’, the Scotland’s trade body has produced a new animation, brochure and infographic to stress the importance of observing correct safe isolation procedures.

It also reinforces the dangers of not isolating safely, with case studies of electricians who have been burned, scarred for life and even killed in preventable electrical incidents caused by a lack of safe isolation.

The advice and guidance – which includes ‘Ten steps to safe isolation’ – is aimed at electricians who are recent entrants to the profession as well as apprentices in training, but Select said that the shrewd common sense of the messages is relevant to even the most experienced electrician.

Dave Forrester, head of technical services at Select, said: “This is an important initiative in which we must stress and stress again that we work in a complex and dangerous environment in which safety must come first regardless of the circumstances.

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