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Document ID (ISN)66117
CIS number 96-322
Year 1995
Convention or series no. HSE Information Document 483/27
Health and Safety Executive
Title Oil-filled electrical distribution and other switchgear
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 1995. 18p. Illus. 14 ref.
Internet access 96-0322.pdf [in English]
Abstract This document provides information on the potential electrical risks in the use of high-voltage and low-voltage oil-filled electrical distribution and other switchgear manufactured before 1970. Potential problems include: lack of knowledge of the equipment, overstressed switchgear, non-implementation of recommended safety modifications, use of dependent manually-operated switchgear, poor maintenance, and use of operating handles which are not the anti-reflex type. Guidance on the identification of such switchgear is provided along with precautions to reduce the risks.
Descriptors (primary) switchgear; electric power distribution; electricity; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) preventive maintenance; electrical safety
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Electricity