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Electrical Safety

Identify electric hazards and manage electrical risks at your workplace.

One of the most used utilities of modern life, electricity can be potentially hazardous if not handled properly, often with fatal accidents. To ensure user safety, regulations have been introduced over a century ago, first being the Indian Electricity Act 1910 and rules made thereafter. These legislations provide a framework for regulations in design, installation, maintenance and us of electrical systems and equipment in a safe manner. 

Electricity is a safe energy if products are Installed, maintained, and handled properly. Hazards from electricity may include electrocution, burns, fires, explosions and arcing. Incident prevention requires adequate planning right from concept stage to layout and design, selection of proper equipment, installation, protection, operations and maintenance. 

A significant number of residential, commercial & industrial accidents are due to electricity. According to the ADSI 2019 report, 1990 people in India died due to electrical fires.


National Electric Code 2011 & Central Electricity Authority Regulations 2010 are principal guidelines and regulations respectively to control electrical hazards. They are applicable to all types of electrical installations.

How can DNV Help?

DNV can conduct a thorough electrical safety risk assessment which includes:
  • Competency /licenses/authorized personnel
  • Precautions while installing transformers
  • Protective systems- fuses, breakers, residual current devices, protection against voltage surges
  • Insulation
  • Earthing & protection against lightning
  • Isolation
  • Protection against live wires
  • PPE, work permits & emergency procedure
  • Thermography
  • Portable appliances
  • Inspection requirements
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Record maintenance 

Assessment timelines are based on factors such as complexity of the facility, number of locations, information availability and type of services & testing required.

Assessment Methodology:

  1. Facility siting, protocol selection, project management plan and deliverables
  2. On-site/Off-site assessment by DNV
  3. Assessment report and agreed corrective action
  4. Follow-up for effective closure of findings