Safety during electrical work Automatic translate
Electrical safety is the general practice of handling and maintaining electrically powered equipment to prevent accidents. Appropriate training and practical skills are required to correctly identify and control hazards. According to the current SNIP rules, the installation of electrical wiring must be carried out by a qualified person who is familiar with the requirements for safety and control over ongoing electrical work.
Wherever you are - at work or at home - and there, and there is used electricity. Here are 10 electrical safety tips to help you avoid electrical hazards:
1. Keep electrical equipment away from wet areas
Keep water and other liquids at least 5 feet away from electrical equipment and sources of electricity. It is recommended to install Ground Fault Interrupters (GFCIs) to help prevent incidents such as electric shock, ground faults, fires, overheating, and destruction of wire insulation.
2. Ensure safety when unplugged
When disconnecting electrical equipment from the mains, carefully pull it by the plug, and do not pull on the electrical cord. Pulling on the cord can damage the electrical cable and cause electric shock.
3. Install electrical cords correctly and neatly
Proper installation of electrical equipment consists of securing electrical equipment and electrical cords away from the road (and out of the reach of pets that can chew on them).
4. Understand your switchboard
An electrical panel is an electrical protective device that protects and isolates the operator from electric current. It controls the flow of electricity, dividing, distributing and dosing electrical energy for various parts and devices. For best performance and safety, the electrical power entering the switchboard must match the amount of power it distributes. Otherwise, it may cause overheating and result in a fire.
5. Beware of Power Lines
Before climbing a tree or ladder, and especially when working at height, pay attention to power lines.
6. Protect outlets from children
Use outlet covers when children are around to avoid electric shock.
7. Examine the flickering light
Check and repair the flickering light, as this may be caused by loose connections or the light bulb itself needs to be fixed or replaced.
8. Install warning signs
Use clear, visible signs if there is high voltage nearby that you need to warn people about.
9. Don’t DIY
Instead of troubleshooting, most doing it yourself can cause even more damage. If you have any problems with electricity, it is always best to contact the experts.
10. Call for help
In the event of an emergency, do not hesitate to call the emergency services, who will tell you how to handle the situation safely until help arrives.
Using a digital checklist and performing regular self-tests will help you identify potential electrical hazards and develop a more effective preventive strategy. Get started with our free collection of iAuditor electrical safety checklists that you can use in your workplace.
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