Electricity kills and injures people. Around 1000 electrical accidents at work are reported to HSE each year and about 25 people die of their injuries.
Fires started by poor electrical installations and faulty electrical appliances cause many additional deaths and injuries.
Much of the information on these web pages has been summarised to make it suitable for a wide audience. You should always use the published guidance listed on the Information page when deciding how to work safely and meet the requirements of the law.