Control measure – Extrication from cable entanglement
Control Measure Knowledge
Emergency arrangements for extrication from cable entanglement should be put in place prior to committing personnel to an environment where cables may present a hazard.
If anyone becomes entangled in cables and is unable to move, they should remain still and be cut free. Electrical cables should be isolated if possible. Once isolated, or if the cables are not electrical, cable cutters may be used.
Personnel should consider attempting self-release techniques, especially if electrical cables cannot be isolated. One method that can be used in a building, is to find an area close to a wall where cables are still attached, and move slowly while attempting to release the cables.