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CABLING
21-05-2012, 10:39 PM,
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CABLING
CABLING - Possibility of tripping, strangulation or electric shock
Cables represent potential hazards in many locations and situations. It is incumbent upon all personnel to maintain a careful watch on temporary cable installations to ensure that trip hazards or exposure to damaged insulation does not occur.

Hazards:
• Exposed cables
• Low visibility
• Overhead cables
• Cables may become damaged at the connector or at the insulated jacket causing exposed conductors.

Protective Measures:
• Installation of temporary cable systems must follow routes that do not
encroach upon areas where a trip hazard can occur
• Trip hazards must be identified using luminous tape and local lighting
• Cable bridges must be used to enclose cables that cross pedestrian
thoroughfares
• Sufficient lengths of cable must be used to ensure that cables are routed directly to the floor from equipment interfaces, avoiding the ‘washing line’ effect
• Cables must be routed where overhead hazards cannot occur and clear
indication of such areas should be made with luminous tape and local
lighting
• Cables should be reliably attached to structures using cable ties
• Power cables must be PATS tested prior to use
• Cables shall be inspected daily whilst on touring service
• Defective cables or those showing signs of wear must be removed from
service and reported immediately.
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