UK Power Networks is the biggest electricity distribution company in the UK.
Every year, workers are killed, or seriously injured, when they accidentally come into contact with high voltage electricity. With this in mind, UK Power Networks has recently launched its safety campaign, ‘Be Bright, Be Safe‘, which focuses on how workers can stay safe around the electricity network when at work.
Construction workers in particular are considered a ‘high risk’ group regarding coming into contact with electricity. Often, this is because construction workers are at danger when carrying out daily working practices, including digging, drilling, construction and demolition. The ‘Be Bright, Be Safe’ campaign aims to remind builders, excavation and construction trades of the serious health and safety risks associated with underground electricity service cables. This is specifically because underground cables carry a powerful electrical charge, which can be conducted through machinery and equipment.
Distractions, long working hours, and rushing to get the job done can all impact on how we work and our safety. The campaign hopes to raise awareness of the risks of the electricity network, and to increase understanding of how to work safely, to help protect the health and safety of workers.
To find out more about the Be Bright, Be Safe campaign, please visit their website by clicking the link below.
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