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Document ID (ISN)54533
CIS number 90-1674
ISBN(s) 0-11-885426-7
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Guidance Note GS 23
Health and Safety Executive
Title Electrical safety in schools (Electricity at Work Regulations 1989)
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London, SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 7p. 16 ref.
Abstract This guidance note deals with safety precautions necessary in respect of danger of electric shock or burns to pupils in primary and secondary schools. Advice is given on fixed electrical installations, which should be installed and maintained in accordance with the Institution of Electrical Engineers Regulations for Electrical Installations, and on the safe use of electrical apparatus. Special safety precautions are outlined for science laboratories and other practical areas and for work involving contact with live conductors. References are given to relevant safety regulations and a checklist summarises routine electrical checks for portable apparatus.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; educational institutions; electrical safety; electricity
Descriptors (secondary) laboratory work; live work; electrical equipment; safety guides; safety checks; check lists; legislation
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions