Should I take this further? I was at University and working on PLCâ€™s as with most University subjects I got given a project and on the paper work it asked for any health and safety issues. Thinking they already knew the problems and wanted me to show I had also identified them I looked to see what was wrong.
I noted the plastic door over the live terminals where the 230 volt supply entered the PLC could be opened by just pressing on the release button so I quoted 413-03-08 which says a tool should be required and 471-05-02 plus 413-03-04 which are in regard to the size of holes in the enclosure. I further pointed out the documentation from the manufactures which said how there were of an open design and should be used inside another enclosure. It seems that they had not expected any heath and safety issues to be raised and unless I would agree I felt safe working in the Lab I would not be allowed to continue with my studies. I of course with drew my complaints. Now I have my degree should I raise the subject again or let it drop. I have degree now so does not matter to me but if a school leaver were to fiddle and open lid etc would I forgive myself as to IP rating this is no real danger but a simple tie rape would secure the lid so a tool (Snips) would be required to open it. Am I being pedantic and should I consider University students should know better than touch live wire or should I write to University? Your thoughts Please Eric