Safety Myths & Illusions

Myths and Illusions No.7

Why do we mislead workers about the dangers they face?   The known threat to life on LV networks is fault currents of up to 37 kA.** Currently, the safety equipment used to protect workers from this threat to life is only suitable for 6 kA.      The cheque...

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Myths and Illusions No.6

  multi point earthing may cause the transformer effect   Can YOU explain how workers are protected from death and/or injury from induced voltage or circulating currents using the current safety procedures? €10,000 if you can.   Induced voltage is...

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Myths and Illusions No.5

DOES EARTHING A MACHINE MAKE THE WORKSITE SAFE FOR WORKERS? CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE LOGIC OR SCIENCE SUPPORTING THIS PRACTICE?  €10,000 IF YOU CAN. Numerous tests prove that earthing a machine does not make the worksite safe for ground workers or machine operators from...

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Myths and Illusions No.4

IS YOUR SAFETY EQUIPMENT FIT FOR PURPOSE? CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE LOGIC OR SCIENCE SUPPORTING THIS PRACTICE?  €10,000 IF YOU CAN.                             IS YOUR SAFETY EQUIPMENT FIT FOR PURPOSE? WILL IT PROTECT YOU?             WILL IT TRIP THE BREAKER? The following...

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Myths and Illusions No.3

the volts may jolt - but it's the mills that kill! CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE LOGIC OR SCIENCE SUPPORTING THIS PRACTICE?  €10,000 IF YOU CAN.                             It is accepted worldwide that it is not the amount of voltage, but the amount of current, that poses a...

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Myths and Illusions No.2

Should you trust your life to a wet or aged conductive wooden pole? In the above sketch there are three parallel resistances that form current paths to earth. The total resistance to earth is calculated as follows: the worker on pole plus 2 earthed poles.   1 ...

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Why we ran the electrical safety competition

Thanks for the interest in our recent competition, just to let you know, we will be running a new competition every couple of weeks, over the next few months with the same prize money.  We are running these competitions to highlight the fact that safety procedures in...

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Myths and Illusions No.1

MYTH'S & ILLUSIONS NO 2   Current flows in every current path to earth in direct proportion to the resistance of each current path. (Ohms Law).  In the sketch above, there are three parallel current paths to earth whose total...

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