The purpose of laws and legislative instruments in electrical safety is to prevent people from being killed or injured or property destroyed resulting from accidents with electricity.
Hostile Operating Environment
A hostile operating environment is a term used to describe an environment where electrical equipment is exposed to operating conditions that are likely to result in damage to the equipment or a reduction in its expected lifespan.
This includes conditions that involve exposing the electrical equipment to moisture, heat, vibration, mechanical damage, corrosive chemicals and dust.
Examples include wet or dusty areas, outdoors, workplaces that use corrosive substances, commercial kitchens and manufacturing environments.
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