It never ceases to amaze me how many companies still flout the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. See what the health and safety executive stated on the findings in relation to Arrow Tools (UK) Limited, of Gordon Road, Waltham Abbey on the RSS feed to the right of this blog;

“It is important that companies recognise and acknowledge the risks posed by poorly maintained electrical systems, which could ultimately result in death – as was the real danger here.

If you read the other stories of a washing machine engineer death and other near fatal misses it reminds you of the importance of effective electrical installation condition reports (EICR’s). If they had been performed, none of these deaths and near misses would have occurred.