Owens Electrical Contractors Shares Winter Safety For Electrical Contractors: 15 Safety Tips
Winter is coming. And with it, the risk of accidents related to electricity increases. Read these fifteen tips to keep your employees safe this winter.
– Kayte Owens Hood – Owens Electrical Contractors
WALKER, LOUISIANE, UNITED STATES, December 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Winter is coming. And with it, the risk of accidents related to electricity increases. Electrical contractors are particularly at risk because their work often takes them to vulnerable areas – near unprotected wires or in contact with live circuits.
It’s easy to forget about safety rules when you’re busy at work, so here are fifteen winter safety tips for you. electrical contractors:
Dress for the weather.
Something as simple as dressing for the weather can have a significant impact. If you face cold temperatures, wear layers of clothing to stay warm. Dress in pants, two pairs of socks, boots, a winter hat, and several layers so that if one gets wet or dirty, you can take it off without creating a mess. ’emergency.
Be aware of the weather.
Keep an eye on the weather and be aware of upcoming storms. If a storm is forecast, take the appropriate measures to secure your site and protect your team.
Be aware of what you are doing at all times.
When it comes to electrical work, the consequences of distraction can be fatal. This is especially true when working around electricity at height or in hazardous weather conditions.
Pay attention to the ground around you.
Electrical contractors often work in tight spaces or near hazards. Stay focused on the space around you and be prepared to move quickly if necessary.
Always watch out for ice.
Ice can be slippery and dangerous when working at height. Use extreme caution when walking on ice or crossing thin surfaces of frozen water.
Watch out for the water.
Water can freeze faster – and more dangerously – when it’s cold than usual. The risk of ice forming on conduits carrying electrical wires is a significant concern for electrical contractors during the winter months. It is essential to ensure that your job site is free of water or other liquids before beginning any task.
Be careful with extension cords.
Extension cords can save your life when working in a tight space, but they can also be dangerous. Make sure the cords are in good condition and avoid using more than one cord if possible.
Be careful with electricity.
Remember that even if an electric current is not visible, it can still be fatal. When working with electricity, always take precautions and consult a professional if you have any questions.
Be careful when using ladders.
It is easy to underestimate the capacity of ladders in winter. Remember that thin ice can cause a ladder to fall, and snow or wet conditions on the rungs can make it difficult to maintain your grip.
Watch out for power lines.
Always assume that power lines are live. Never touch a power line and be sure to keep your crew at a safe distance.
Clear the area before working.
Before starting any work, take a few minutes to clean the area around you. Remove any debris or obstacles that could cause you to trip or fall.
Make sure your tools are properly insulated.
In cold weather, tools can freeze and become brittle. Make sure all your tools are properly insulated and stored in a warm place when not in use.
Wear personal protective equipment.
In addition to insulating clothing, wear protective gloves, boots, and a helmet when working in cold weather.
Familiarize yourself with your emergency procedures.
If an accident does occur, make sure you and your crew know what to do. Have a plan for responding to medical emergencies and for contacting authorities.
Keep your vehicle safe.
Before you jump in your truck, make sure it is in good working order and the battery is fully charged. If necessary, keep an extra battery on hand or consider purchasing a block heater to prevent damage in cold weather.
Following these winter safety tips will help protect electrical contractors this season. Now that you know what to do, get outside and work safe!
About Owens Electrical Contractors
Owen Electrical Contractors is a family-owned electrical company in Walker, Louisiana with one thing in mind, the customer.
âMost businesses today tend to deliver a product or service and forget about the customer,â said Kayte Owens, President of Owens Electrical Contractors. âAt Owen’s Electrical Contractors, we take pride in not only our work, but also in providing an overall experience for every client.
Keeping their customers happy (and safe) is Owens’ top priority.
They have been in business since 2018 and have maintained a 100% customer satisfaction rate.
To learn more about Owens Electrical Contractors, visit their website at https://owensec.com/ or dial 225-953-4764.
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