Have your Say | Safe Isolation – The State Of The NI Electrical Industry

ETT are supporting the Safe Isolation – The State Of The NI Electrical Industry campaign to help raise awareness of the importance of Safe Isolation and to get more electrical workers, like you, thinking about their health and safety at work.

Earlier this month Super Rod in partnership with SparkSafeLTP launched the ‘Save our Sparks’ safe isolation campaign in Northern Ireland. The “Save Our Sparks” campaign was inspired by Michael’s Story. Michael Adamson was just 26 when he died after coming into contact with mains voltage power in an incident at work in August 2005. He was an experienced electrician but there were a number of health and safety failings on the site where he was working –including the failure to implement safe isolation procedures and a failure to provide lock off devices and testing equipment – which would eventually lead to his tragic death. His sister, Louise Adamson, began Michael’s Story as a way to engage with electrical workers and business owners about the risks of poor electrical safety. For more information visit: https://michaels-story.net

Why is ETT supporting this campaign?
RIDDOR statistics suggest an average of 6 people die and a further 250 are injured by electrical discharge while at work every single year. We hear too often about electrical workers taking short cuts, time constraints on jobs and lack of suitable Safe Isolation kits, all affecting electrical workers judgement and leading them to take potentially fatal shortcuts!!!

Now is the time to find out the state of the NI Electrical Industries SI processes. This is the first survey of its kind carried out specifically in Northern Ireland, it’s is a brilliant opportunity for the Industry to gather feedback from it’s workers on these simple but essential process that may just save you or a colleague from electrocution & death.

What we need you to do?
The survey is designed to gain feedback about safe isolation practices from electrical workers within the NI electrical installation industry. So, if you are an electrical apprentice, electrical labourer, electrician, or maintenance worker please take a few minutes to complete the survey. We need your feedback!

Be honest, it’s important to find out what’s really going on in the workplace so we can address what needs to change to help improve safety and protect lives. Your responses are confidential.

Everyone who completes the survey will be in with a chance to win a Klein Tools bundle worth over £300 at trade price.

Complete the survey here – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/L9RJWP5

The competition ends 31st August 2023 – NI Only

**T&C’s apply**