The Suggested Electrical Equipment Safety Tips – Part 3

Previously on: The Suggested Electrical Equipment Safety Tips – Part 1 and Part 2


The motor driven electrical equipment needs to be well protected and equipped with air motors or non sparking induction motors, especially in areas where flammable and other hazardous materials are being used.


Safety Practices

The practices listed bellow can help a lot in minimizing the risks of fire or injuries when electrical equipment is being used:

  • Contacts with energized electric circuits should be avoided
  • Turn off the power supply before repairing or servicing the electrical equipment
  • Keep your hands dry when using electrical equipment, especially when the electrical equipment is turned on. Wearing non conductive shoes and gloves can protect you from burns and other injuries
  • When possible, handle electrical equipment with one hand only and keep your other hand away from the conductive material to minimizes the chances of accidents
  • Do not use electrical equipment in wet or cold areas where the condensation level is very high. In situations when the equipment needs to be used in such places, place the electrical equipment on the walls or on vertical pane
  • If water or any other liquid is spilled on the electrical equipment, turn off the circuit breaker immediately
  • If a person comes in contact with a electric conductor, do not touch the electrical cord, equipment or the person. Turn off the power supply immediately and pull out the electric plug by using a leather made belt

High Current Or Voltage

High voltage or high current electrical equipment needs to be repaired or serviced only by skilled and experienced electricians. Everyone who works with electrical equipment needs to complete special electrical safety work practices and appropriate training programs. Consider the following tips:

  • Keep in mind that a high voltage exists in a particular electric device while servicing it, even when the device is turned off or disconnected from the power supply
  • Protect yourself and others around you from being grounded by staying away from walls, metal materials and water
  • Always use voltmeters and other testing equipment when servicing electrical equipment
  • Inspect and check the electrical equipment with multimeter in order to be sure that it is grounded well before connecting it to the power supply
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