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Read the October 2021 edition of eSAFE Electrical bulletin.
In July and August 2021, the Electrical Licensing Committee took disciplinary action against 15 licence holders including suspensions, fines and independent safety audits.
In August 2021, three electrical apprentices received electric shocks. The incidents involved a school-based electrical apprentice replacing fluorescent lights with LED lights, a first-year electrical apprentice fault-finding on air-conditioning equipment and a second-year electrical apprentice installing a PVC conductor for a new air-conditioning circuit.
Electrical installations wired prior to 1960 have a greater risk of failure as the equipment is coming to the end of its service life. These installations are likely to contain cable insulation known as VIR (vulcanised Indian rubber) or TRS (tough rubber sheathed). VIR and TRS cable insulation may have deteriorated to the point of exposing live conductors.
Another safety risk is aging Bakelite fittings such as light fittings, functions boxes and power points. These fixtures can become brittle and be easily damaged resulting in exposed live parts.