Believe it or not, there are roughly 1000 electrical accidents reported in the workplace each and every year. Out of the 1000 reported injuries, about 25 people die of the injuries that they receive. For this reason alone, electrical safety cannot be understated. We’ve put together a few tips to help keep you and your coworkers safe when working with electrical devices at work.
Only Use Portable Devices Near a Plug
Whenever you keep your portable equipment near the plugs that they are plugged into, you are more readily available to unplug them safely in the event of an emergency.
Clearly identify all power switches close to fixed machinery
All switches used to operate any fixed machinery should be clearly labeled and easy to reach. The worst situation that you could be in is to have a malfunction or other emergency that requires quick shut off and be unable to find the shutoff switch. Make sure that all power switches are clearly labeled and easy to access.
Label any faulty items with “DO NOT USE” labels
If you are unsure about an item, or believe that it may be faulty, then go ahead and label it as “do not use”. Whenever possible, remove it from its location until an electrician in Glendale can take a further look at the situation.
Do not pull on cables to release plugs from a wall socket
Although it may take a little more time to walk across the room and pull the plug out safely, always make sure that you remove all plugs from the wall by holding firmly onto the plug itself.
The most important thing that you can do is to be aware of your surroundings and the electrical items that you use on a day to day basis. By having a good idea of what things are supposed to be like, you can quickly identify when there is an issue. For any questions or concerns regarding your at-home or at-work electrical systems, give us a call at H Electric.