NEWS & INSIGHTS from Maintenance Services Electrical 

Posts tagged “Construction”

Groundworks and lead to electical accidents
We recently took a trip into Central London to isolate power ready for soil test drilling works. 
It’s important to do this when you are carrying out work that involves digging or disturbing the ground. If you come across buried cables there’s a risk that someone could be injured or die due to electric shock, or electrical arcs that could lead to explosions and burns, even if protective clothing is worn. 
There are often hidden electrical risks on building sites
People working in construction have been involved in the highest number of cable damage incidents in London, the South East and East of England during the past year. 
Prioritising electrical safety in the sector could significantly reduce the risks of injury and save the time and cost of delays when electrical cabling and equipment is damaged. 
In 2021 builders were involved in 23% of incidents where members of the public came into contact with electricity cables, which is more than any other trade.  
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