Trade Breakfast – Electrical Safety on Construction Sites

WorkSafe New Zealand are hosting a free trade breakfast on electrical safety standards, maintenance and testing of appliances and equipment on construction sites.

The most common electrical risks and causes of injury are electric shock by direct or indirect contact, tracking through or across a medium, or by arcing, fire resulting from an electrical fault.

Even the briefest contact with electricity can have serious consequences to a person’s health and safety. Electric shocks from faulty electrical equipment may also lead to related injuries, including falls from ladders, scaffolds or other elevated work platforms.

Other injuries or illnesses may include muscle spasms, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, collapse and unconsciousness. Workers using electricity may not be the only ones at risk; faulty electrical equipment and poor electrical installations can lead to fires that may also cause injuries to others.

  • Join us for a free breakfast to learn about:
  • Electrical safety on construction sites
  • Practical application of the main safety concepts
  • Case studies from the industry

You will also be able to get advice from a panel of specialists and WorkSafe New Zealand representatives.

When: Tuesday 27 October 2015
Time: 7.00am – 9.00am
Breakfast available from 6.30am
Where: Rydges Hotel, Latimer Square Christchurch

RSVP: Please RSVP to regan.nolan@worksafe.govt.nz by Monday 19 October 2015 and advise who will be attending from your organisation.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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