Estimate of Risk Level
This is a simple calculation to give an estimate of the level of risk of items of electrical equipment.
Start with a BASE RISK of 0 POINTS then add:
- •2 points if the item is used in a wet or corrosive environment OR uses water or a corrosive substance in its operation. (e.g. Kettle)
- •2 points if it has a flexible supply cord that is subject to flexing OR that is subject to harsh treatment.
- •1 point if it has a heating element OR 240V electric motor.
If the sum is 2 points or more it is GROUP A, High Risk
If the sum is 1 point it is GROUP B, Medium Risk
If the sum is 0 points it is GROUP C, Low Risk