Electrical Office Safety
Electrical office safety is extremely important. Electrical currents can be deadly at high voltages. Even a small amount of electrical current can be damaging to our body. It can cause nerve damage or paralysis. While it is important to practice all safety habits at work electrical office safety is most important. Misusing electric could result in many accidents including fire. Electrical fires kill more than 700 people a year.There are hundreds of products aimed toward electrical safety.
Electrical Office Safety Tips
- Always check for damaged cords and replace if necessary.
- Do not run cords across walkways and door. They may cause tripping hazards.
- Do not overload circuits with to many plugs.
- Never pull a plug out by the cord always grip it firmly at the base.
- Keep all cords away from extreme heat of fires.
- Never touch an exposed electrical wire
- Be sure there is no water leaking on or near electronic devices.
- All employees should be trained on proper electrical office safety
Electrical Office Safety Equipment
Following all of the tips above and the proper use of safety equipment will greatly reduce the risk of electrical related injuries. The use of safety signs in high voltage areas can be a life saver. Many companies make warning signs they can say "Danger open electric wires" or "High Voltage Area Use Caution". Many can be customized to read whatever warning you prefer. Another great safety tool is a pair of electrical safety gloves. Electrical gloves are usually plastic and have special insulation to prevent the electrical current form running through them. There are also circuit testers and tracers to help determine how high the voltage is. You can also use clamp meters,oscilloscopes or phase meters.
Electrical Office Safety First Aid
If an electrical accident should occur it is always good to be prepared. Make sure all employees now the proper way to handle an electrical situation. Most important is all employees should know CPR in case the person has stopped breathing. they should preform this until medical attention arrives or the person can breath on their own again. If the person is still touching the electrical device it would be dangerous to just grab them you may get shocked also. Try to turn off the power flow or grab them with your plastic electric safety gloves or a stationary object in the area. Just make sure you do not touch them skin to skin and draw the current into yourself. Once they are clear of danger and breathing own their own give them room to breath and have them lay still until medical attention arrives.