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Knowledge is power – electrical safety

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In today’s blog, we would like to discuss electrical safety in your workplace. As the commercial electricians company in Sydney, the safe work environment is the priority for us. So we would like to give you a couple of tips that could protect you and your staff from potential electrical hazards.

If you are working on electrical circuits or with electrical equipment, you need to follow some golden safety rules.

Commercial Electricians in Sydney Safety Tips

  • Stay away from energised electrical circuits.

Sounds obvious yes! But if something bad happens you probably won’t get a second chance.

  • Think about electrical devices as if they were live or energised
  • Make sure you always disconnect the power source before servicing or repairing any electrical device
  • Use only equipment with non-conducting handles
  • Don’t use metallic rulers or pencils.
  • Take off rings, watches etc when working with electrical devices. Unfortunately, this rule is quite easy to forget.
  • If it’s necessary to handle some plugged in equipment, make sure your hands are dry and if possible wear protective clothes
  • If possible, work with one hand only.

Have you ever read about current passing through human body??

Here’s more info:

http://www.mnn.com/family/protection-safety/stories/electrical-safety-how-electrical-current-affects-the-human-body

  • Try not to use electrical equipment in cold rooms or other areas where condensation is likely.
  • If water or a chemical is spilt onto equipment, shut off power at the main switch
  • If someone comes in contact with a live electrical conductor, don’t touch the equipment or the person.
  • Devices that produce a “tingle” should be reported for repair
  • Drain capacitors before working near them and keep the short circuit on the terminals to prevent electrical shock
  • Don’t touch another’s person equipment unless instructed to do so
  • Secure all electric contacts and conductors so no one can accidentally get in contact with them
  • Don’t handle electrical equipment when your body is wet or when standing on a wet floor
  • If it’s necessary to touch electrical equipment use the back of your hand. To avoid “freezing” to the conductor
  • Don’t keep highly flammable liquids near electrical equipment

And for the end please have a look at a typical example of ignorance when it comes to basic electrical safety

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