Safe Isolation

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SELECT donates safe isolation posters and toolbox cards to help keep apprentices safe
Scotland’s largest construction trade association, SELECT, is distributing posters and handy toolbox-sized safe isolation flowcharts to remind apprentices and adult trainees of correct working practices.  The campaigning electrical body is currently handing out Ten Steps to Safe Isolation posters to all 22 training centres used by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), to be displayed prominently as a reminder of how to work safely. Smaller durable versions, designed to fit handily into toolboxes,…
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WEBINAR – 12 MAY: Safe Isolation Explained!
How much do you know about safe isolation? Join us on 12th May at 13:00 for this free, live webinar and Q&A session from Scolmore Group. During the 20-30 minute session, Darren Staniforth, Head of Technical Engagement, and Jake Green, Technical Engagement Engineer, will look at what is needed, what not to do and explain why some ‘quick fixes’ might become dangerous. The presenters will be using real life examples…
Safe Isolation
Design & Installation Technology
Introduction to isolation and switching
This article from ELECSA provides a brief overview of isolation and switching how the terms are used in BS 7671. The term ‘isolation and switching’, as used in BS 7671, embraces four distinct concepts, each with its own particular requirements for safety. The four concepts are: isolation, switching off for mechanical maintenance, emergency switching, and functional switching. This article will only consider isolation. Summary of the four safety concepts Switching off…