Working with electricity presents obvious dangers and there are many electrical accidents at work that occur in the UK every year, ranging from minor shocks and burns to serious injuries. The extent of injury depends upon the kind of electrical equipment and the level of voltage.
Not all accidents at work occur in high-risk industrial environments, electrical accidents at work can take place in low-risk environments as well.
Electrical accidents at work can be prevented if employers properly risk assess to ensure employees are not put in danger.
What are the different types of electrical accidents at work?
The main injuries associated with working with electricity are shocks and burns.
While most electric shocks do not cause lasting injury, exposure to live electricity can lead to serious injury or even death.