Electro Technical Council of Ireland

TC5 Electrical safety and statistics for accidents and fires caused by electricity

Scope/Introduction: || back to top

The scope of the ETCI Safety Committee, TC5 includes the examination and reporting of electrical accidents and the provision of advice, including literature, on safety matters.

TC5 achieves this through:

  • Compilation of electrical accident statistics, both fatal and non fatal, analysis of the cause of such electrical accidents, and the provision of advice on the most appropriate measures to prevent recurrence.

  • Publication of information leaflets, booklets, and videos on electrical safety for the home, farm, workshop, factory, shop, office or other such location.

  • Reviewing statutory regulations and guidelines on electrical safety and inputting into any reviews of same.

  • Interacting with other ETCI Technical Committees on matters of electrical safety, including EMC and EMF issues.

  • Participation on national and international bodies associated with electrical safety.

  • Participation in seminars, radio and TV programmes that require advice and demonstrations on electrical safety.

International/European Committees Shadowed (in full or in part): || back to top

IEC - Advisory Committee on Safety (ACOS)
ISSA - The International Social Security Association

The hyperlinks in the table above link to the IEC and CENELEC "Dashboards", which provide very detailed information on the relevant committees, their scope, structure, strategic plans, projects, published standards, draft documents, votes and meetings. This content is being continually updated and is the definitive source of information on these committees.

National Projects: || back to top

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Annual Reports: || back to top

Useful Links: || back to top

Farm Tractor Safety Video
New Farm Safety Booklet
H.S.A Guidance Note on Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations
Irish Standards Catalogue (online catalogue of Irish Standards, free guest access and standard previews)
Your Standards Your Say

Livelink (Members only): || back to top

ETCI TC5 committee documents are hosted on the TC5 Livelink National eCommittees platform. The committee Secretary will have arranged for all members of the committee to have been issued with passwords. In the event of any difficulties, the committee Secretary will normally be able to assist, otherwise the national Livelink Helpdesk may be contacted at







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