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Document ID (ISN)56702
CIS number 91-1679
ISBN(s) 0-11-885484-4
Year 1989
Convention or series no. COP 35
Health and Safety Commission
Title The use of electricity at quarries - Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 - Approved Code of Practice
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1989. iv, 28p. Price: GBP 4.00.
Abstract This Code of Practice gives practical guidance on how the Electricity at Work Regulations (SI 1989 No.635, see CIS 89-1439) might be satisfied at quarries. Contents: definitions; responsibilities for compliance; systems, work activities and protective equipment; strength and capability of electrical equipment; adverse or hazardous environments; insulation, protection and placing of conductors; earthing or other suitable precautions; integrity of referenced conductors; connections; protection from excess of current; means for cutting off the supply and for isolation; work on equipment made dead; work on or near live conductors; working space, access and lighting; persons competent to prevent danger and injury; exemption certificates.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; quarrying industry; electrical safety; electricity
Descriptors (secondary) electrical insulation; cables; responsibilities of employers; electric connections; electric tools; earthing; electrical equipment; electrical overload protection; legislation; directive; responsibilities of employees; conductors
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying