Electrical Fatality Statistics – Health and Safety Authority

Source: Electrical Fatality Statistics – Health and Safety Authority

Each number shown above represents a person killed due to electricity.

The actual occurrences that led to the deaths are set out in the enclosed table of Elec_Fatalities_2014. This table gives a brief description of each fatal incident (though details of certain recent fatalities have not yet been included).

The Electro Technical Council of Ireland (ETCI), and in particular, their Technical Committee dealing with Safety (TC5), monitors all aspects of electrical safety in the country and also issue several publications on the entire area of electrical safety.

– See more at: http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Topics/Electricity/Dangers_of_Electricity/Electrical_Fatality_Statistics/#sthash.2P0NNoxP.dpuf

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Electric shocks put cinema operator in court



A cinema operator in the UK has been fined after two employees received electric shocks from a popcorn machine.

Manchester Magistrates Court fined Cineworld Ltd. £9,000, plus costs, after two members of staff at its Didsbury multiplex received electric shocks from a machine that keeps popcorn warm.

After one employee received a shock, management were alerted, but failed to isolate the machine or post warning notices to stop staff using it. Later the same day, a second worker was shocked when he turned the machine off.

An investigation by Manchester City Council found the machine had a faulty switch and a panel missing, meaning a live circuit board was exposed. Neither worker was seriously injured by the shocks, but the court heard that they could have been fatal.

Cineworld Cinemas pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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PAT Testing Certificate

We at IPAT Ltd. provide a full PAT Testing certificates including a register of all the appliances that have been inspected and tested.

What is a PAT Testing Certificate?

A PAT testing certificate is a document confirming that all electrical appliances belonging to one business or organisation have met the necessary safety and functionality requirements expected. A credible PAT test certificate should, at the very least, contain this relevant data:

Details of the company (client) where the PAT Testing was done
Individual entries for all appliances stating whether they passed/failed the test
Details of the person or company by whom the PAT test was performed

Why do I need a PAT Testing Certificate?

We conduct the portable appliance test to ensure the safety of the appliance, and the certificate issued serves as the evidence you require to prove you have had the inspection done.

This is the evidence you will need for:

Insurance Companies
Health and Safety Inspectors
Fire Officers

PAT testing certificates are provided to the client after portable appliance testing has been completed. The PAT certificates show that the company is maintaining compliance with health and safety regulations by having their electrical equipment inspected for damage and/or risks; to ensure the maintenance is being kept to the necessary levels. The certificate acts as evidence that the duty holder responsible responsible for equipment maintenance has taken the necessary action to ensure safety.

IPAT Ltd.  use PAT testing certificates to provide their customers with the certificates needed to show proof that they are compliant. Certificates normally will include details about the test showing which portable appliances have been tested and which have failed.

Persons performing testing who are permitted to offer PAT testing certificates have to be deemed competent to perform these tests.

PAT testing certificates will typically show specific […]