15 Precaution for Safe Use Of Electrical Equipment

15 Precaution for Safe Use Of Electrical Equipment

Electrical equipment is one of the most used equipment in our various workplaces; When they are well used you derive its benefits, but when it is used wrongly you face the consequences. The consequence of poor usage of electrical equipment could come in different forms like Electric shock, burns, fire, and electrocution. It is very…

What is a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)

What is a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)

GFCI (Ground fault circuit interrupter) according to Wikipedia is a device that shuts off an electric power circuit when it detects that current is flowing along an unintended path, such as through water or a person. It is used to reduce the risk of electric shock, which can cause the heart to stop or cause burns. Ground fault circuit interrupter is also called Residual…

What is Electric Shock: Prevention and First Aid Measures

What is Electric Shock: Prevention and First Aid Measures

When an electric current with sufficient magnitude passes through the human body, it triggers a physiological response; this physiological response is what is called electric shock. Electric shock may result in no injury at all or may result in severe damage or death. The minimum current that a human can feel is 1milli ampere (mA)….

Electrical Safety & Portable Electrical Equipment Checklist

Electrical Safety & Portable Electrical Equipment Checklist

Electrical safety is a very important aspect of HSE which is a system organizations prevent harmful and dangerous effects of electric current on workers. Electrical current exposes workers to serious occupational hazards which include electric burns, shock, fire, and electrocution. Electrical Safety Many workers are ignorant of the potential electrical hazards present in their work…

6 Types of Electrical Burns you can Avoid

6 Types of Electrical Burns you can Avoid

In this article, we will discuss the different types of electrical burns. Remember that electrical burns is a type of true electrical injury. What is an Electrical Burns Electrical burns happen when the body comes in contact with an electric current causing rapid injury. Electrical burns cause more subdermal damage than thermal and chemical burns;…

What is PAT Testing (Portable appliance testing)

What is PAT Testing (Portable appliance testing)

PAT testing also known as portable appliance testing is the name of a process in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia by which electrical appliances are routinely checked for safety. It is the term used to describe the examination of electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to…

13 Extremely Important Electrical Hazard Control Measures

13 Extremely Important Electrical Hazard Control Measures

Electrical hazards refers to situations associated with electricity generation which has the potential to cause harm. Electrical hazard is one of the leading causes of accident in the workplace, hence it should be well managed; this is why we will be covering “Electrical Hazard Control Measures in this article”. At the end of this article,…

How To Identify Powerline Voltage Level And Safe Clearance

How To Identify Powerline Voltage Level And Safe Clearance

Your electrical power line is delivering up to 120,000 volts of electricity to your home or business right now! The last thing you want to do is mess with those high voltage power lines, but how much clearance should you keep between those power lines and your house or office? And what are the dangers…