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Code of Practice for Electrical Safety Management


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Year: 2013

Format: Paperback

Pages: c. 102pp

ISBN: 978-1-84919-669-7

Stock status: In stock

Product code: PSES001P

Product description

The aim of the Code of Practice is to provide good practice guidance to enable individuals and their organisations to have a level of knowledge and understanding to manage the risks associated with an electrical system. There are many technical publications that provide guidance on certain aspects of electrical safety but not in a way that provides a process for managing electrical safety.

In achieving this aim, the Code of Practice has the following objectives:

  • To provide the good practice practical guidance in the form of a self-assessment so that the user can follow a systematic approach to understanding the management of various aspects of an electrical system for their organisation
  • For the guidance to be understood and usable by a broad range of individuals technical and non-technical disciplines
  • To enable the end user to create and implement an effective electrical safety management system where nothing is currently in place or to enhance an existing system

The Code of Practice is applicable to the buildings, facilities, equipment and environments associated with a wide range of organisations, irrespective of size, which includes the industrial, commercial and the public sectors.  Example areas include:

  • Central and Local Government premises
  • Educational buildings and campuses
  • Emergency services premises
  • Healthcare establishments and estates
  • Leisure, Hotel and Catering
  • Manufacturing, Industrial, Construction, Warehousing and Distribution
  • Offices
  • Residential property management
  • Retail premises
  • Transport, Ports and Terminals
  • Utilities

The IET Standards Committee developing the Code of Practice for Electrical Safety Management, and Unilever’s Group Process Safety Lead, Malcolm Sarstedt, said:

“This new Code of Practice is eminently suitable for large and small firms and will be very useful for hard-pressed managers who do not have time to research what to do, and who would be reassured to comply with a product from an influential and authoritative source such as the IET."

Learn to use the code of practice

The IET’s 2-day course offers you the opportunity to learn how to use the Code of Practice directly from highly experienced professionals, one of whom helped to put it together. There is a strong focus on practical applications and learning to use the self-assessment tool. Course registration includes a copy of the Code of Practice.

Key learning outcomes:

  • Learn how to audit your building’s risk
  • Gain confidence in your own expertise to actively reduce the risk of workplace accidents
  • Consider policy, procedure and people aspects of the electrical system
  • Acquire expertise in the application of the Code of Practice for Electrical Safety Management and its self-assessment tool

To see the full programme and reserve a place, visit the events webpage.

Next course dates:

15-16 May 2019, Manchester
30-31 October 2019, London

Alternatively if you would be interested in a tailored course option please contact IET Standards.

There is also an Electrical Safety Management community. Join up to get involved in the discussions.