Chapter 18. Electrical Supplies and Electrical Safety

  1. Jane M. Wiggins

Published Online: 9 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch18

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

Facilities Manager's Desk Reference

How to Cite

Wiggins, J. M. (2010) Electrical Supplies and Electrical Safety, in Facilities Manager's Desk Reference, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320466.ch18

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 2 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405186612

Online ISBN: 9781444320466

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Keywords:

  • electrical supplies and electrical safety;
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 - the duties and responsibilities of duty holder;
  • domestic and small commercial buildings - supplied with single-phase 230 V;
  • three-phase low voltage supply;
  • high voltage three-phase supply;
  • UK, different coloured wiring insulation - differentiating phases of three-phase supply;
  • portable electrical equipment - by HSE, as ‘equipment that is not part of a fixed installation’;
  • power cable management in buildings - critical, and Busbars used for power distribution;
  • uninterruptible power supplies (UPS);
  • adapting standard road transport container system - in housing noisy equipment as diesel generator sets

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Single-phase supply

  • Three-phase low voltage supply

  • High voltage three-phase supply

  • Wiring

  • Inspection and testing

  • Standards – 17th Edition

  • Portable electrical equipment

  • Safety

  • Electric shock

  • Earthing

  • Bonding

  • Circuit protection

  • Cable management

  • Power quality

  • Power failures

  • Assessing the need

  • Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)

  • Generators