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HHSRS Hazard 23 - Electrical Hazards

This hazard covers hazards from shock and burns resulting from exposure to electricity, including from lightning strikes.

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Hazard 23 - Electrical Hazards

This hazard covers hazards from shock and burns resulting from exposure to electricity, including from lightning strikes. (It does not include risks associated with fire caused by deficiencies to the electrical installations, such as ignition of material by a short-circuit.)

By touching metal or other conducting material which is 'live' a person may receive an electric shock. The risk is dependent on a number of factors, the main one being the voltage across the body. An electric shock is experienced when current passes through the body to earth.

Vulnerable Group: Children under 5 years

Defects & Justifications

Lightning protection system - lack of, or defective system to buildings at significant risk of lightning.

Index of HHSRS Hazards

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