Electrical Safety Training

New Approach to Electrical Safety Training Vital to Save Lives

Develop Training Ltd (DTL), the UK training and consultancy specialist, warns that with more than 1,000 electricity-related accidents reported at work in the UK every year, a new approach to electrical safety training is needed to save lives.

To raise industry awareness and to provide one clear voice for Authorising Engineers and Authorised Persons working in high voltage environments, DTL is hosting its first Authorising Engineer Forum at The Hawkhills in Easingwold, near York, on 9 December 2016.

Electrical Safety Training Forum

This free-to-attend, all-day forum will bring together Authorising Engineers from across the country in order to discuss key issues, regulatory developments and best practice.

The event is intended to play a significant part in shaping the way that electrical training is delivered in the future.

DTL believes that effective training can play a major part in reducing unsafe working practices. Many accidents are caused by inadvertent contact with energised and exposed live conductors and faulty equipment.

The resulting shocks or arc flashes can lead to falls, burns, fire and explosion and result in severe or fatal injuries.

Develop Training Ltd

Chris Wood, CEO of DTL, explains: “We have launched our first dedicated Forum for Authorising Engineers, as we believe that the industry needs to come together to ensure an appropriate level of training is being delivered to those working with electricity.

This is relevant to staff at all levels. Competence means having suitable training, skills and knowledge; it must involve tailored instruction, practical experience and individual assessment.”

DTL’s inaugural Authorising Engineers Forum will feature several keynote presentations, which will include:
• NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in Workplace
• Manufacturer presentation from Reyrolle Switchgear
• DTL’s Curriculum Project
• The event will also feature an interactive case study session

To find out more about this event and to register please visit: www.developtraining.co.uk/news/dtl-launches-dedicated-authorising-engineer-forum

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