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Date PostedAugust 17, 2015

Simple Steps towards Electrical Safety

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Source: www.ictlounge.com

Although electrical safety on a construction site is a complex issue that cannot be covered in just one post, here are some basic tips to achieve electrical safety for construction workers,

  • Read instructions, labels, installation manuals etc. before installing, operating or servicing equipment.
  • Ensure switchboards are correctly designed, mounted securely and are constructed from materials able to withstand mechanical damage
  • Equipment should be tested and tagged by a qualified person
  • Faulty equipment must be removed and tagged
  • Keep an eye out for overheating in machines
  • Use tools with insulated hand grips
  • Earth all equipment properly
  • Examine power cords and leads before use
  • Ensure power is turned off before removing a plug from the power point

Read about the Queensland government’s warning following a Construction site electrocution inquiry here.

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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