Electrical Safety - Individual Protection A Presentation of Current Solutions PC On National Electrical Safety Month
This presentation addresses “individual protection” for electricians and other electrical workers working with electricity so that you and your colleagues remain safe.
Protect yourself by wearing the appropriate clothing. You should always wear non-flammable work clothes that are rated for the hazard.
Remove all metal jewelry, rings and watches since gold and silver are very good conductors. In the case of short circuit caused by jewelry, an electric arc maybe formed with fatal results
Tool belts are practical, however, metallic mounts, rivet, and tools make the belt unsuitable for work in small areas as they may come into contact with live surfaces. So the belt should be removed before beginning work in confine spaces. A non-conductive helmet protects you against electric shocks, combustions, and falling and moving objects.
If you are working near live circuits, you should also protect your face.
Make sure every employee is aware and has full knowledge of first aid for electrical accidents.
When the electric current passes through the body, the muscles can tract, the victim is unable to free him or herself in the live object.
In this case, switch off the electricity as quickly as possible to stop the current.
If you cannot switch off the electricity, try to free the victim from the electric current with the help of a non-conductive object. For example, a broom handle.
After freeing the victim, lay him or her down in the recovery position.
Check the pulse and breathing. Call an ambulance or a doctor by dialing 911.
Find out, whether the patient can hear you and can answer your questions.
If you cannot feel the victim’s pulse or detect signs of breathing, begin resuscitation and continue until professional help arrives.
Summary Working with electrical installations and appliances is dangerous, you can however protect yourself and your colleagues against danger. Technical safety measures are important. However, it is your personal behavior which determines their effectiveness. If you do not follow the correct safety procedures, you needlessly expose yourself and others to electrical dangers.
Disconnect installation. Ensure installation cannot be switch on without your knowledge. Check installation is not live. Ensure the installation is earthed. Remove or isolate potential conductors.
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