low voltage electric injury

Last reviewed 01/2018

Low voltage electrical injury is defined as that obtained at any level less than a thousand volts. It may be direct or alternating current.

Examples of alternating current sources injury include:

  • United Kingdom household mains electricity at 240 volts and 50 hertz
  • industrial three phase power supplies at 415 volts

Examples of direct current injury sources include:

  • electroplating industry
  • electrolyte purification
  • car batteries
  • surgical diathermy