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  • Published In : Feb 2024
  • Code : CMI6111
  • Pages :130
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  • Industry : Advanced Materials

The global electrical safety management market size was valued at US$ 3.97 Billion in 2024 and is expected to reach US$ 6.3 Billion by 2031, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% from 2024 to 2031.

The electrical safety management market is a rapidly expanding industry driven by the growing importance of electrical safety regulations and the increasing need for safer work environments. With the rising awareness of electrical hazards and the potential risks they pose to both employees and equipment, businesses across various sectors are investing in electrical safety management solutions. These solutions encompass a range of services, technologies, and training programs aimed at mitigating electrical risks, conducting risk assessments, and implementing preventive measures.

The electrical safety management market is witnessing significant growth due to the increasing adoption of automation and electrical systems in industries such as manufacturing, construction, and energy. Additionally, the strict enforcement of safety standards and regulations by government agencies and industry bodies further propels the demand for effective safety management solutions. Providers in this market offer a wide array of services, including electrical safety audits, training and certification programs, safety equipment, and software solutions, for monitoring and compliance.

Electrical Safety Management Market Regional Insights

  • North America: North America is the largest market for electrical safety management, accounting for a share of over 28.4% in 2024 North America has been a prominent market for electrical safety management, driven by stringent safety regulations and a strong focus on employee well-being. The U.S. And Canada, in particular, have witnessed significant investments in electrical safety programs and technologies across industries such as manufacturing, construction, and utilities. The presence of established safety standards and proactive efforts by businesses to comply with safety regulations have contributed to the growth of the market in this region.
  • Europe: Europe is the second-largest market for electrical safety management, accounting for a share of over 26.7% in 2024. European countries have also shown a growing emphasis on electrical safety management, with the adoption of advanced safety technologies and risk assessment practices. Regulatory bodies in the European Union have introduced directives and guidelines to ensure workplace safety, which has further encouraged businesses to invest in electrical safety management solutions.
  • Asia Pacific: Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing market for electrical safety management, accounting for a share of over 21.9% in 2024. The Asia Pacific region has witnessed a surge in demand for electrical safety management solutions, primarily due to the rapid industrialization and infrastructure development in countries like China and India. The increasing awareness of workplace safety and the growing number of electrical accidents have prompted companies to adopt safety management systems and adhere to international safety standards.

Figure 1. Global Electrical Safety Management Market Share (%), by Region, 2024


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Analyst’s viwepoint:

The electrical safety management market is poised to grow at a steady pace over the forecast period driven by stringent government regulations around electrical safety. Countries around the world are enacting strict norms and standards to prevent electrical accidents and promote safety. This is increasing the demand for safety equipment, personal protective gear, and inspection and auditing services. Furthermore, growth in the construction industry will propel the need for electrical hazard mitigation as electrical faults are a major cause of accidents at construction sites.

However, the market may experience slower growth in some developing regions due to the lack of enforcement of regulations and awareness regarding electrical safety. High initial investments needed for setting up safety management programs could also discourage some small organizations.

On the regional front, North America is expected to continue its dominance in the electrical safety management market. Majority of key players are headquartered in the region and industrial safety is rigorously enforced. At the same time, the Asia Pacific region will provide lucrative opportunities for market participants. Countries like China and India are industrializing rapidly and focusing more on worker safety which provides a favorable environment. Furthermore, rapid infrastructural development especially in the transportation and utility sectors will necessitate robust electrical safety systems.

Overall, the electrical safety management market is set for steady growth pushed by regulations and initiatives especially in fast developing regions though high costs remain a challenge.

Electrical Safety Management Market Drivers:

  • Stringent Safety Regulations: Governments and regulatory bodies worldwide have been imposing stricter safety regulations to ensure workplace safety and prevent electrical accidents. Compliance with these regulations has become a significant driver for businesses to invest in electrical safety management solutions. For an instance, in the U.S., Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enhanced penalties and compliance audits for violations of existing electrical safety standards from 2021. They also made employing certified electrical safety technicians and conducting routine electrical infrastructure audits compulsory for high risk sectors like energy and automotive.
  • Growing Awareness about Workplace Safety: There has been an increasing focus on employee safety and well-being across industries. Companies are now prioritizing safety measures to reduce the risk of electrical accidents and create a safe work environment for their employees. For instance, the European Union's directive 2019/1930 strengthened electrical safety requirements for businesses through provisions like mandatory risk assessment and periodic inspections. Similar revisions are also occurring in safety legislation elsewhere. This encourages the uptake of solutions that help systematically monitor installations, equipment condition, and user behavior to proactively mitigate hazards.
  • Rise in Electrical Accidents: The rising number of electrical accidents and incidents have raised concerns among businesses, leading them to adopt proactive safety measures and invest in electrical safety management solutions to mitigate risks. For instance, in the U.S., a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that electrical accidents caused around 370 fatalities in the construction industry alone between 2016 and 2020 due to unprotected energized circuits, damaged equipment, and improper lockout practices. Similarly, in developing nations, unregulated construction activities coupled with outdated regulations have increased accidents and legal instances. This has highlighted the need for robust electrical safety management programs, training, inspections, and new technologies more than ever to curb the rising accidents. The growing awareness, regulatory push, and evolving technologies are projected to revolutionize the electrical safety landscape going forward.
  • Expansion of Industrial and Construction Sectors: The growth of the industrial and construction sectors in various regions has resulted in an increased use of electrical equipment and systems. This has driven the need for robust safety management solutions to manage the potential risks associated with electrical installations. The data published by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development suggests Foreign Direct Investment. (FDI) flows towards infrastructure development in developing countries grew from US$45 billion in 2015 to US$63 billion in 2019. This massive growth in industrial and construction activities has significantly increased the scope and importance of electrical safety management services. Moreover, experts predict investment in infrastructure will continue to rise globally through 2030 to support economic growth.

Electrical Safety Management Market Opportunities:

  • Advancements in Technology: The continuous advancements in technology, such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices, smart sensors, and artificial intelligence, offer opportunities to develop more sophisticated electrical safety management systems. These technologies can provide real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and early warning systems, enhancing the overall effectiveness of safety measures. According to Utilities one delivers a full range of infrastructure solutions, IoT-enabled building electrical systems offer enhanced safety measures. Smart sensors can detect issues like electrical faults, abnormal energy consumption, or equipment malfunctions, enabling proactive responses to potential hazards.
  • Integration of Data Analytics: The integration of data analytics into electrical safety management systems can unlock valuable insights from large datasets. By analyzing historical incident data and patterns, businesses can identify high-risk areas, improve safety protocols, and proactively address potential hazards. Integration of widespread sensor networks with data analytics also allows the remote monitoring of electrical equipment round the clock. This helps move from a reactive model of attending to accidents to a predictive “prevention-first” methodology. Electrical contractors and inspection agencies can predict high risk areas and schedule targeted safety audits accordingly. Data analytics brings intelligence to an activity traditionally based on sample checks and experience. For instance, in the recent past, AI-assisted drones were deployed for infrared scanning of over 10,000 power lines spread across 2,000 sq km in Canadian provinces badly affected by forest fires as reported by Canadian Energy Regulator. Such scans can identify hotspots and prevent potential faults, thereby boosting the network reliability.
  • Growth in the Renewable Energy Sector: The increasing adoption of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, presents new challenges and opportunities for electrical safety management. Companies can capitalize on this growth by developing safety solutions tailored for renewable energy installations. According to data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the global renewable energy capacity growth in 2021 increased by 8.3% from the previous year. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) alone accounted for over half of this new renewable capacity addition. IRENA projects that the global solar PV capacity will grow at an average annual rate of 17% between 2022 and 2025. This rapid growth of distributed solar energy sources will significantly drive up the need for electrical safety technologies and services near and around the installation sites. As renewable energy capacity keeps expanding to meet global climate goals, the complexity of integrated electrical systems managing all these distributed energy resources on the grid will also increase substantially.
  • Focus on Remote Monitoring: With the rise of remote work and distributed teams, there is an opportunity for electrical safety management solutions that enable remote monitoring and maintenance of electrical systems. These systems can provide real-time updates and alerts to remote teams responsible for safety oversight. For example, the International Energy Agency forecasts investments in digital electricity grids to rise over US$600 billion annually by 2030 worldwide (IEA 2020). This massive modernization provides huge tailwinds for remote electrical monitoring as a foundational smart grid application. With their ability to enhance safety, reliability, and operational efficiency tremendously at lower long term costs, these solutions are expected to see massive uptake globally. The electrical safety management market is thus poised for exciting opportunities and transformations led by focus on remote monitoring systems.

Electrical Safety Management Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 3.97 Bn
Historical Data for: 2019 to 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 - 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 6.8% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 6.3 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa:  GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, Central Africa, and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Type of Solution: Electrical Safety Training and Certification, Electrical Safety Audits and Inspections, Electrical Safety Equipment (PPE), Electrical Safety Software and Monitoring Systems, and Electrical Safety Consulting and Advisory Services
  • By End Use Industry: Manufacturing, Construction, Energy and Utilities, Healthcare, IT and Telecommunications, Transportation, Oil and Gas, and Others
  • By Service Provider: In-House Electrical Safety Management Teams, Third-Party Safety Consulting Firms, Equipment Manufacturers Offering Safety Solutions, Technology Providers for Safety Monitoring Systems, and Government Agencies and Regulatory Bodies
  • By Application: Power Distribution and Substations, Industrial Machinery and Equipment, Electrical Installations in Buildings and Infrastructure, Power Generation, and Electrical Maintenance and Repairs
  • By Company Size: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Large Enterprises
  • By Safety Standard: National Electrical Code (NEC), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Standards, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations, and Other Local and International Safety Standards
  • By Component: Hardware, Software, and Services
Companies covered:

Schneider Electric SE, ABB Ltd., Siemens AG, Eaton Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Rockwell Automation,  Inc., UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories), Emerson Electric Co., General Electric (GE), Littelfuse,  Inc., DuPont de Nemours,  Inc., Fluke Corporation, Omicron Electronics GmbH, Megger Group Limited, and MSA Safety Incorporated

Growth Drivers:
  • Stringent Safety Regulations
  • Growing Awareness about Workplace Safety
  • Rise in Electrical Accidents
  • Expansion of the Industrial and Construction Sectors
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Cost of Implementation
  • Lack of Awareness and Training
  • Resistance to Change

Electrical Safety Management Market Trends:

  • Emphasis on Remote Monitoring: The trend of remote work and distributed teams have driven the demand for remote monitoring capabilities in electrical safety management solutions. Businesses are seeking real-time updates and alerts to ensure the safety of electrical systems, even when personnel are not physically present on-site. As per the Science Direct Journal, the electrical safety management market trends are increasingly emphasizing remote monitoring as supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems become essential for real-time data analysis to enhance operational efficiency and safety. Cost-effectiveness and sustainability remain key considerations, alongside adaptability to uncertainties prevalent in modern energy solutions. Such advancements cater to the growing demand for remote energy monitoring systems, aligning with the market's trajectory towards smarter, more secure electrical management practices.
  • Integration of IoT and Smart Devices: The integration of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and smart sensors into electrical safety management systems is gaining traction. IoT-enabled devices can provide valuable data for predictive maintenance, asset tracking, and monitoring critical electrical parameters. A 2021 report from the U.S. Department of Energy predicted that integrated electrical safety monitoring using IoT-enabled devices could help avoid billions in property damage from fires annually by 2030. The integration of IoT and smart devices is having a significant impact on the global electrical safety market. As more appliances, fixtures and equipment become "smart" and internet-connected, the ability to monitor and ensure their safe operation from a distance as well as detect any potential electrical issues or hazards is becoming increasingly important.
  • Predictive Analytics for Preventive Maintenance: Predictive analytics is being increasingly used to anticipate electrical equipment failures and perform preventive maintenance. By analyzing historical data, businesses can identify potential risks and proactively address issues, reducing downtime and preventing accidents. By remotely tracking the operational health of a customer's electrical infrastructure in real-time, they can pinpoint and fix problems before any downtime. This as-a-service model is gaining popularity as it shifts responsibility and risks to the service provider. The need for highly skilled predictive analytics talent is also on the rise. According to a 2020 report by the National Electrical Contractors Association, over 80% of the U.S. electrical contractors planned to expand their use of digital tools and analytics for project management and asset monitoring over the following 2024-2025. This increasing investment in predictive technologies signifies their growing importance within the electrical safety industry.
  • Adoption of Cloud-based Solutions: Cloud-based electrical safety management solutions offer flexibility, scalability, and easy access to data and applications. Companies are shifting towards cloud-based platforms to streamline operations and improve collaboration across teams. An article on the International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) website from October 2022 highlighted that global data volumes are projected to surge exponentially over the next decade. This ongoing digitization and reliance on cloud services will place greater importance on electrical system resilience in the facilities that power the increasingly digital economy and societies. It is hence spurring electrical equipment manufacturers to innovate new safety technologies targeted at the unique requirements of massive-scale data center operations. This evolution is likely to stay a key driver shaping developments in the electrical safety management market for the foreseeable future.

Electrical Safety Management Market Restraints:

  • Cost of Implementation: Implementing comprehensive electrical safety management systems can involve significant upfront costs including the acquisition of safety equipment, training programs, and technology integration. Smaller businesses or organizations with limited budgets may find it challenging to make substantial investments in safety measures. Alternative solutions could balance expenditures—such as phased approaches, grants, or cost-sharing partnerships—to enhance safety without overburdening resources.
  • Lack of Awareness and Training: A lack of awareness about the importance of electrical safety and inadequate training on safety protocols can hinder the adoption of safety management solutions. In some cases, businesses may overlook safety measures or prioritize other aspects of their operations over safety initiatives. By investing in comprehensive safety awareness programs and robust training, businesses can create a culture that prioritizes the importance of electrical safety. This emphasis can lead to improved adoption of safety management solutions, thereby enhancing workplace safety and potentially reducing the risk of accidents. Comprehensive training can also empower employees to recognize hazards, operate equipment correctly, and respond effectively to emergency situations, creating a safer and more productive work environment.
  • Resistance to Change: Implementing new safety procedures and technologies may face resistance from employees and management who are accustomed to existing practices. Overcoming resistance and fostering a safety-first culture may require substantial effort and time. By demonstrating the long-term benefits and cost savings that new safety procedures and technologies can bring, organizations can incentivize both employees and management to embrace change. Engaging staff in the decision-making process and providing clear, ongoing education about new protocols can ease the transition. Additionally, sharing success stories and data that show reduced accident rates can help build trust and encourage a proactive safety-first mindset across the organization. Ultimately, these measures can contribute to a more resilient and secure operation.

Recent Developments

New product launches

  • In October 2023, Vedanta Aluminium, the largest aluminum producer in India, unveiled a new range of advanced wire rods, namely T4, AL59, and the 8xxx series, establishing a new paradigm of excellence in product offerings for the global power and transmission sector
  • In 2022, MSA is an American manufacturer and supplier of safety equipment designed for use in a variety of hazardous conditions in industries such as construction, the military, fire service, and chemical, oil, and gas production, launched a new Sentinel Arc Flash Suit: MSA has launched a new Sentinel Arc Flash Suit that is designed to provide users with the highest level of protection from arc flash hazards. The suit is made from a new material that is more resistant to heat and flame than traditional arc flash suits.
  • In 2022, Schneider Electric company that specializes in digital automation and energy management, launched new PowerLogic Arc Flash Analyzer: Schneider Electric has launched a new PowerLogic Arc Flash Analyzer that helps businesses assess the risk of arc flash in their electrical systems. The analyzer uses a variety of factors to calculate the arc flash hazard including the voltage, current, and conductor type.

Acquisitions and Partnerships

  • In 2021, Hubbell Power Systems engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of transmission, distribution, substation, underground, OEM and communications products used by utilities, acquired Arc Flash Safety Solutions. Arc Flash Safety Solutions is a leading provider of arc flash safety software and training. The acquisition will help Hubbell Power Systems expand its product offerings and reach a wider audience.
  • In 2022, ABB a provider of electrification and automation technologies and solutions, acquired Safeline. Safeline is a leading provider of arc flash protective clothing. The acquisition will help ABB expand its product offerings and provide its customers with a more comprehensive range of electrical safety solutions.
  • In 2022, Klein Tools manufacturer worldwide focused on electrical and utility applications, partnered with MSA. MSA is a leading provider of arc flash protective clothing and equipment. The partnership will allow Klein Tools to offer its customers a wider range of electrical safety products and services.

Figure 2. Global Electrical Safety Management Market Share (%), by Component, 2024


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Top Companies in the Electrical Safety Management Market

  • Schneider Electric SE
  • ABB Ltd.
  • Siemens AG
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories)
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Littelfuse, Inc.
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Fluke Corporation
  • Omicron Electronics GmbH
  • Megger Group Limited
  • MSA Safety Incorporated

Definition: Electrical safety management refers to the systematic and comprehensive approach of identifying, assessing, and mitigating electrical hazards to ensure a safe working environment. It involves implementing measures, protocols, and technologies to prevent electrical accidents, protect employees and assets, and comply with safety regulations and standards. Electrical safety management encompasses training, audits, inspections, and the use of safety equipment and monitoring systems to minimize risks associated with electrical installations, equipment, and operations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some key factors hampering the market growth include the cost of implementation, lack of awareness and training, and resistance to change.

The major factors driving the market growth include stringent safety regulations, growing awareness of workplace safety, and the expansion of industrial and construction sectors.

The leading component segment is software, which includes safety management systems, data analytics, and related software solutions.

Some major players in the market include Schneider Electric SE, ABB Ltd., Siemens AG, Eaton Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc., UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories), Emerson Electric Co., General Electric (GE), Littelfuse, Inc., DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Fluke Corporation, Omicron Electronics GmbH, Megger Group Limited, MSA Safety Incorporated.

North America is currently the leading region in the electrical safety management market.

The CAGR of the electrical safety management market is projected to be 6.8% from 2024 to 2031.

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