Electrical Safety

15 Safety Precautions Electricians and Home Owners Need To Take When Working With Electricity I found this in my roof today – could have been quite shocking!!   Click HERE for Electrical Equipment Risk Assessment Forms and Checklists It’s vitally important to take safety precautions when working with electricity. Safety must not be compromised and some ground rules need ...… Discover more >>>>>

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electrical safetyQuick Tips for Preventing Electrical Issues in the Workplace Walking the factory floor, you see a spilled gallon of motor oil and know it has to be cleaned as soon as possible to prevent a slippage and a possible accident. You make sure employees wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and you file employee paperwork so if ...… Discover more >>>>>

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In every home there is a distribution board, commonly called a fuse box or circuit breaker box. This enclosure controls all the electricity that comes into your home.  It is the heart of your home’s electrical system. Everything runs through the fuse box, but what is it? What, exactly, does it ...… Discover more >>>>>

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  Thermographic Scanning or IR Thermography Thermographic scanning (also known as Infra Red scanning) is used as a predictive maintenance tool for plant and machinery.  This technology has particular application for electrical systems and has the ability to identify electrical connections that could possibility fail in the future. Thermographic surveys use an Infra Red camera to view electrical ...… Discover more >>>>>

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Exploding GPS–Safety Alert? A recent article on Insurance Alert shows graphic photos of the aftermath of an alleged GPS battery explosion. The subsequent fire then caused significant damage to the vehicle as you will see in the photos. I’ve never heard of this before but did find one other similar incident, details here. We all know ...… Discover more >>>>>

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Electrical Test & Tag One of the more common questions we are asked is about electrical testing and tagging. Here is a new fact sheet just released by Safety Action Download Here: EXTRACT: Issue: Unsafe electrical equipment presents the risk of a person receiving an electric shock. Whilst the majority of electrical defects (estimated over 80%) can be detected ...… Discover more >>>>>

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Did I turn it off? The iron, the oven, the stove, the hair-straightener, the humidifier, the electric blanket – on or off? The only way to clear your mind, once you have left home, whether you turned something off or not, is to physically go back and check or get someone else to. Precautionary ideas:   1. Have rules about ...… Discover more >>>>>

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Lockout Procedures – New Safety Poster Looking for some “different” safety posters? Check out the new range from The Safety Toolshed… Discover more >>>>>

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