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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:28 am 
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I wonder if any of you think this work is acceptable - we had some work done to our public building and to save time they went over a pipe rather than under it like all the other electrics , the work was done by a NICEIC contractor but has said the work is fine and not a problem. I have had no luck with finding any regulations that I can quote that it contradicts with and am stuck with where to go with it ?
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I am not an expert but we had a similar thing on our village sports pavilion when it was built. I would think that there is little chance of any abrasion to either the pipe or the armoured cable to cause issues. You always worry about public safety and perhaps it might be advisable to fit some form of cover?

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There's a minimum bend radius applicable to that cable and I doubt it was even possible to get the cable to bend closer to the wall. It may have had to have been 50cm or more below ground before being 'curved' up to run parallel to that wall.

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thanks for your reply's - I was worried about trip hazards more than damage to the cable, and did not expect them to cut the paving to fit the cable, I just expected them to follow the other cables


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You are just as likely to trip over the grass.

If you trip over that cable then you need a white stick.


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a couple of years back we got successfully sued for someone tripping over a gate hold back.(floor type) I am sure if we leave it we will eventually be sued by someone!


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a couple of years back we got successfully sued for someone tripping over a gate hold back.(floor type) I am sure if we leave it we will eventually be sued by someone!



Then you need to do your own risk assessment.


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Would need to look at it with doors opened not closed. I would think a stop on the doors so they can't open 180 degrees would force any one exiting doors to go around the cable.


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ericmark wrote:
Would need to look at it with doors opened not closed. I would think a stop on the doors so they can't open 180 degrees would force any one exiting doors to go around the cable.

the doors are never opened - they actually drop a floor inside as it was where they stored coal back in the days!


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Paint a yellow stripe on the paving by the cable and that should be sufficient. We had someone sue the Parish for tripping on a 1" high step in the dark some years ago. The insurers said at the time that if it was yellow striped as a warning then we would not have been liable. Even though it was dark and the t*at should not have been there. I think a warning is sufficient but check with your insurance people if this is adequate.

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ayjay wrote:
Plant a small skinny shrub next to it.


Naaaahhhh that will be a tripping hazard. :mrgreen: :boxing:

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