Preface

The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices is intended for the electricity generating, power transmission and distribution sectors. Electricity is an essential ingredient of our lives and has vast social implications to all nations. It is perhaps among the greatest and most important developments of the 20th century that continues to touch our lives daily. The economic and social developments of nations have been intrinsically coupled to electricity use. The lack of electricity, or insufficient electricity, is a concern of virtually all governments. Electricity is in fact one of the prime measures of a nation’s wealth and it defines the quality of life. Electricity generation does come with a cost to the environment and there are long term impacts to the health and well-being of communities. These however, are topics for examining in other publications.

This volume has been prepared by the staff of Princeton Energy Resources International (PERI). PERI has a long history of working in the power sector with staff and principals’ experiences stretching back decades. PERI has assembled its own decades of knowledge and surveyed the international literature to assemble this reference for practitioners in the electricity sector. The handbook is an assemblage of best international management practices for the safe handling operations of personnel working in generation, transmission and dealing with power distribution issues. It is intended as a practical desk reference ...

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