Whether your business is office-based, or out in the field, you have a responsibility to ensure the safety of your employees around electricity.
Safety at and Around the Office
Test your Electrical Equipment
Ensure your employees are safe by having regular ‘tag and test’ checks performed on your electrical equipment in the office, and ensuring all electrical work is carried out by a qualified electrician.
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Look out for Overhead Power Lines
Always ensure you apply for a safety disconnection before working within four metres of overhead power lines, as electricity can ‘jump’ to nearby conductors (and that includes you!).
Apply for a Safety Disconnection
Check for Buried Cables Before Undertaking Renovations
If you are undertaking office renovations, find out the location of underground cables inside and outside your property boundary.
Request a Cable Location
Always Maintain your Service Lines
In some cases, the power lines and poles on your premise are your responsibility to maintain. If your service line needs maintenance, contact us for a quote. If you are unsure who owns the line, contact us and we can let you know.
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Safety for Contracting Firms
You must obtain a permit from Unison if you plan to:
If you own a contracting business, ensure you and your employees are aware of the safety implications of working around electricity. We offer a free Safety education service for non-electrical contracting businesses working in close proximity to electricity.
Book A Free 'Be Aware, Electricity Kills' Training Programme