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Electrical Safety Seminar – Electrical Appreciation and PAT Testing organised by IOSH Ireland Branch

An Electrical Safety Seminar  was held at the Greenhill’s Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick on Tuesday, February 12th. The seminar was organized by IOSH Ireland Branch. Both Garrett Kelly and Robert Vaughan from Powerpoint Engineering Ltd were invited to be present and give their respective presentations in their areas of expertise.

Garrett Kelly gave a presentation on some of the key safety features relating to Electrical Appreciation. Garrett’s detailed presentation covered General principles, Earthing, Fuses/MCBS/RCDS, Transformers, Distribution, 3 phase and much more.

Robert Vaughan’s presentation outlined the various legislative requirements and best practice associated with the in-service inspection and testing of portable electrical appliances, also known as Portable Appliance Testing or PAT Testing.  Roberts’s presentation covered the various requirements governing PAT testing, the significance of the Portable Appliance tests and the importance of record keeping.

IOSH is the Chartered body for health and safety professionals. The seminar was attended by senior health and safety professionals responsible for managing health and safety in the work. Both presentations were very well received from the 40 or so attendees and the seminar was a great success.

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