Electrician given two-year suspended sentence
by Eileen Maher
An electrician, who pleaded guilty to exposing workers to risk by bypassing the residual current device in an electrical circuit, was last month given a two-year suspended prison sentence at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.
Earlier, the court heard that the electrician was called to a workplace to deal with the tripping out of a power washer. The court heard that he looped out the trip switch deliberately, so that the electrical supply would not be interrupted. The court also heard that the purpose of a residual current device (RCD) is to detect an electrical fault in a circuit and to automatically disconnect the supply when it becomes dangerous.
The HSA became aware of the off