Learn more about static electrical services and their role in industrial safety
Safety is a priority in any workplace, including the industrial sector.
While there are multiple potential hazards, one in particular is often the most common cause of injuries at work.
We are talking about electrical hazards.
However, one way to mitigate the danger is by working with professionals like the experienced team at Static Electrical Services.
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Common Causes of Electrical Hazards
Deciding to tackle an electrical job on your own is never a good idea. Not only is it illegal for professionals in the industrial sector to tackle electrical work, it is also dangerous.
You always want to hire a professional electrician. Not only will this prevent your businesses from being out of compliance, but it is also safer for everyone.
So, what are some of the common causes of electrical hazards static electrical services deals with for their industrial clients?
Improving insulation. Electrical insulation can deteriorate due to wear and tear, rodents, or exposure to moisture. This degradation can lead to exposed wires and increase the risk of electric shock or short circuits.
Replacing worn-out or broken circuit breakers. If the circuit breaker fails to trip during an overload, it loses its protective functioning, further increasing the risk of electrical hazards.
Damaged or poorly functioning equipment and machinery. Loose connections, frayed wires, or cracked insulation can result in electrical malfunctions.
Reducing the number of extension cords. Daisy chaining extension cords can result in power overloads causing overheating and igniting electrical fires.
Poor or no regularly schedule maintenance. Failing to regularly inspect electrical systems, ignoring warning signs, or bypassing safety procedures can trigger severe electrical hazards over time.
To prevent these electrical hazards, Static Electrical Services will inspect your industrial facility and recommend solutions that will improve your building’s safety.
Tips on Improving Industrial Safety
At Static Electrical Services, safety is paramount. This applies to our staff and your employees.
To help prevent electrical hazards and improve workplace safety, we often recommend all of our customers schedule routine inspections. During the inspection, our licensed electrician will perform the following tasks.
Assess the condition of the electrical equipment to ensure every part is functioning optimally and safely.
During the inspection, we will look for any potential electrical hazards that include but are not limited to faulty wiring, damaged cords, or malfunctioning equipment. We will also handle any necessary replacements or repairs.
Ensure your industrial facility is compliant with all safety codes. Our technicians are familiar with industrial safety codes and ensure your facility is meeting all requirements.
Our inspections will provide an overall assessment of the worksite, training provided, and equipment used.
These results allow you to identify and bridge any gaps in safety procedures. After completing the inspection, inspectors provide recommendations on areas for improvement based on the identified risks and non-compliance. These can range from repairs and replacements to upgrades and safety training.
Don’t take the safety of your employees for granted. Electrical hazards can occur at any time. However, working with a professional electrical services provider can help mitigate your risk.