Wednesday, January 23, 2013


An inspection has been conducted at the construction site and one of the issues is an improvised electrical tester stored at the sub-contractor's storeroom, which was apparently using as an instrument to test or check whether power supply is energized or not.

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This kind of practice is prohibited, it is against the electrical regulation and is not acceptable at all. At construction sites, anyone found doing will be given a disciplinary action and to be removed from site. According to statistics, each year, many people die and some are seriously injured by electrocution. Many more properties burned down caused by faulty electrical wiring or connection - most of which could be prevented.

Preventive Measures:
  • Avoid using any electrical equipment/chargers without an approved brand mark stamped on it.
  • Never operate an electrical equipment in a wet location or environment.
  • Poor quality and imitations of electrical apparatus or charging adapters cannot withstand power surges which may result in fire.
  • Never repair or install electrical cords or equipment unless you are trained and qualified.
  • Do Not use electrical equipment with bare or expose wires because the risk is high and will lead to electric shock.
  • Do Not overload the electrical circuits into an extension cords or multipurpose plug or adaptors at any time risks of electrocution, fire is high
" All electrical equipment to have commissioning (tested) certificate, be certified to BS EN or other International Standards, maintenance regime to be in place, only equipment issued by authorized distributors is to be used, operatives to receive equipment training, only competent electricians to carryout testing, ensure supervision is to be in place. Electrical equipments are only to be used by a competent trained and certified personnel including checking the equipment before use.


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