If you’ve been an electrician or apprentice for any length of time, you know that safety is essential in our industry: a careless worker who doesn’t heed his company’s safety protocol can injure themselves or others. Strict rules and guidelines, monitored by the organization, OSHA, have been developed by the government and industry to ensure the safety of those working with electricity, so it’s important that you and all your workers are up to speed on current electrical safety tips.
Over the years, you may have developed your own safety protocol, and if you’re conscientious, you probably err on the side of caution. No matter how safe you are, however, new codes, practices, and equipment emerge as the industry evolves. It’s sometimes hard to stay up to date, let alone, just refresh and reinforce what you already know.
Fortunately, skilled trainers are available to help you brush up on your knowledge and upgrade your skills. Here are a few of the things most electricians and apprentices should know and put into practice from the first day on the job.
Here are some basic safety recommendations to compare your first-day safety procedures against.
After reviewing the above procedures, you realize it’s time for an upgrade of your safety skills and electrical safety tips by calling in a trainer. If you’re an employer, what about training new employees to ensure they have an optimum understanding of safe procedures? Safety training is important not only for the physical wellbeing of the workforce, but also to maintain your company’s reputation for safety.
You may decide the best option is to bring outside trainers into the workplace to provide seminars and classes. Obviously, there’s a wide range of electrical safety topics to choose from, but here’s a sampling of some general electrical topics:
Are you interested in learning more about Electrical Safety training or seminars to improve your own skills or those of your employees? Contact NTT Inc. and speak to an advisor about our various electrical safety seminars.
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