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Document ID (ISN)46586
CIS number 86-1210
ISSN - Serial title 0309-6866 - Fire Prevention
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gregory R.A., Scholes G.H.
Title The development of protective devices for electrical installations
Bibliographic information June 1986, No.190, p.24-26. Illus. 1 ref.
Abstract Electrical accidents fall into 2 main categories: accidents where death or injury is caused by the passage of current through the body, and accidents where death or injury is the result of a fire which originates from an electrical fault. The UK Department of Trade and Industry statistics show that there are 4 times as many deaths due to fires started electrically as there are from electrocution. The use of adequate protective devices to prevent major fires is discussed .
Descriptors (primary) safety devices; fire protection; electricity
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; statistical aspects; electrical accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity
Safety devices
Fires