Damaged lead causes electric shock and minor burns

Energy type: 
Electricity
 
Event summary: 
A person received a shock and burns while plugging in electrical equipment.
 
Accident ID: 
170710-03
 
Accident date: 
9 July 2017
 
Site: 
Public
 
Environment: 
Building
 
Voltage: 
230
 
Equipment: 
Audio amplifier
 
Accident type: 
Electrical shock
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
Shock, burn
 
Property damage level: 
No property damage
 
Outcome of investigation: 

A person received a shock and minor burns while plugging in PA equipment. It was found the mains lead to the equipment had been damaged possibly by a chair or table.
Energy Safety advised that a routine should be put in place to visually check all equipment prior to use and recommended the use of a portable RCD.