Preventing Electrical Hazards on any Demolition Project.
Construction sites are prime locations for electrical hazards and fires are also quite common. This makes this industry one of the most dangerous when it comes to occupational hazards. Fires and electrical issues also threaten the lives of the general public and property around jobsites. However, electrical dangers are more common on sites that require heavy machinery.
Keep your workers and on-site visitors safe by preventing any and all electrical hazards from becoming dangerous problems. Here are some safety measures that you can enact.
PREVENT ACCIDENTAL CONTACT WITH ENERGIZED PARTS AND CREATE BARRIERS:
Where are the energy controls on your construction site? Each and every worker on the job site should be aware of the location of energy controls on the construction site. These consist of valves, switches, breakers, and plugs. They should also have permanent labels and tags indicating their location and purpose, each of these should be clearly labeled in languages that work crew can understand immediately. Disconnect them according to OSHA guidelines.
CREATE AND IMPLEMENT SAFETY POLICIES
Start out by creating a policy, and more importantly, putting it in writing. Creating safety measures should be done as a team to ensure accuracy and effectiveness.
Determining the best safety measures is a collaborative effort; not only do the contractors in charge of performing lockout procedures need to work together, but they also need to consult with the director of safety before any construction work can begin. Also, don’t overlook another crucial element of the process: maintaining proper documentation once the construction project is underway.
TRAIN YOUR team
A construction site is filled with electrical hazards that may not be obvious to the untrained. Besides workers who handle electrical tools and maintain/operate large machinery, other crew members should also be trained in safe electrical practices. The training courses should be kept simple and should be updated regularly according to current safety regulations. Software, posters, films etc should be entertained as a means to keep workers informed about safe work practices.
Electricity can be dangerous in untrained hands and in a highly energized construction site, it can prove fatal. As an employer or worker, you need to be aware of the hazards so that you can mitigate the consequences.
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