We received a nice article in our mailbox by an electrical engineer who wants to guide you for you to work safer. Electrical safety is an important topic, that’s why we accepted to publish his article as a back to basics…
“Anyone who works with electricity knows that it is not something to joke with! If someone says that he is not afraid of the electricity then he has not seen the damage it causes. Therefore, in this article I will examine how to work safer and how we can avoid future accidents after the job is done.
How to work safer?
- First of all, before you start working on an electrical installation you need to do a few things:
- – Inspect the condition of the installation
- – Where is the power cable?
- – Is it only one power cable?
Also once one of the buildings where I was working had RSD (reserve switching device) and when I switched off the power it was activated.
How we can avoid future accidents?
There are several things which you can do to avoid future accidents after the job is done:
- Make sure that the installed wires and breakers are designed for the consumers who are connected to them.
- After finishing work, make sure all screws, nuts and other connections are properly tightened because if there is loose connection this can lead to “shinning” and after a while to a fire.
- After finishing work, make sure that the cable sheathing is not damaged.
We can summarize that working with electricity is very dangerous for both you and the people around you and because of that first of all you must follow the safety regulations. Compliance with these rules may cause inconvenience or to take more time to finish the job but it can literally save your life!
After you build a way of working the implementation of these rules will become a part of your daily routine and even will not make you an impression.”
It was basics you need to know in order to work safer as en electrical engineers. Do you have more advices to add? Comment below.