Wire-Watcher: And yet accidents still happen

Every few months we hear another terrible story about someone who has been killed or badly injured by electrocution while working outside, in the proximity of live power transmission lines.

Wire-WatcherEvery few months we hear another terrible story about someone who has been killed or badly injured by electrocution while working outside, in the proximity of live power transmission lines. Quite often we hear about them again, many months later, when the case comes in front of a judge who must apportion blame for the incident. Often these cases are brought by or on behalf of the HSE, wherever health and safety at work regulations have been breached. We talk with Graham Barr, Managing Director of The Wire-Watcher company, who manufacture the Wire-Watcher range of high-power cable detection systems.

fACTS: Graham. The HSE provide some pretty clear regulation and guidance over working close to power cables across a wide range of different conditions. How and why do accidents continue to happen?

GB: I can give you the answer to that in one word: human nature. …Read More

 

 

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