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Practices For Electrical Safety In The Workplace

Electricity is a necessity for efficient functioning in daily life, whether it be at home or at work. It is a great source of energy, which gives power to equipment, machinery, lights, tools and various other items that are used on a daily basis. You need to have safe and functional electricity within the workplace, so that you can effectively function and allow for the most production from your employees.

 

We’re going to show you what you need to do to remain safe at work, in terms of electricity.

 

  • Ensure that the electrical equipment isn’t located in a hazardous environment, like one which is damp or wet or where it is exposed to flammable gases/liquids, etc.

 

  • Ensure that the current and safety devices are properly functioning and are not tampered with.

 

  • Ensure that there are no defects in the power cord or plug of the electrical equipment.

 

  • Ensure that the electrical equipment has an emergency shutoff switch and make sure you know where it is before you use it.

 

  • Ensure that there is enough space around the circuit or the electrical equipment, to maintain or operate it.

 

  • Ensure that workers remove all metal jewelry or accessories before operating or operating on any electrical equipment before using it.

 

  • Ensure that all electrical equipment is de-energized before it is tested or repaired.

 

 

A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a MOL approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your company’s safety requirements. Contact us today.

 

 

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