don’t take the chance!
The Electrical Safety office is alerting all Plumbers , Gasfitters and fitters. To Always use a bonding strap to bridge the gap when cutting into any pipework, when disconnecting gas appliances or water appliances , removing gas meters, gas valves and breaking into a pipework system.
It is also recommended to add an additional Earth strap to a known Earth bond, to further neutralise the effects of stray current. If you want to check for stray current- use a milli AMP clamp Amp meter around the pipework in addition to the bonding straps and earth bond. Stray currents in excess of 20mA has the potential to be fatal. Recently there has been several deaths caused by plumbers cutting into a water pipe with no bonding straps. Remember any stray current will find the path of least resistance to Earth , which could be your body !
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