Identifying possible accidents that can occur in workplaces can save lives. With all the precautionary measures, it’s not an excuse if you don’t know any of them. Educating yourself about electricity is one way to avoid electrical dangers in the workplace. Getting electrocuted is one of the worst things that can happen, but minimizing risks can be done if not eliminated.
Here are 4 things you should remember:
- Get to know short circuit. It happens when too many wires are connected. If short circuit happens repeatedly, it disrupts the functionality of home appliances and eventually becomes defective. The solution is to know the voltage of the power source so you’ll know which machines can be connected. Ask a professional to check the terminal for safety purposes.
- Electricians and engineers are at risks, especially in some wet areas. Exposure to water increases the risks of getting electrocuted, so proper care is needed when working on power sources with higher voltages which can show electrical dangers.
- Watch out for faulty cables and power sources as these things are electrical dangers. If you already see exposed wires and other things related to electrical outlet. Turn off electronic devices that are currently plugged in. This can also reduce the risks.
- Electronic devices must not be plugged in for a long time. If you’re leaving, disconnect devices that has been plugged into the power source for a long time.
All of us are not an exception to electrical dangers since we’ve been using electricity for years. Health and safety must be the number one goal.