There are many ways to keep your people safe. Avoiding electrocution isn’t rocket science, but proven science can help. As we share a few points to keep in mind to protect your employees in the workplace, safety is the first thing on the list! Our goal at Sigalarm is to help avoid an electrocution or accident in the work environment.
Avoiding Electrocution Starts with Awareness of the Problem
Because electricity is an integral part of our lives, it often is not treated with enough caution. As a result, an average of one worker is electrocuted on the job every day of every year!
This is a tragedy that can be avoided with a few simple steps.
Avoiding Electrocution Requires Knowledge of the Danger
Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution.
Most companies provide training courses for their workers, safety equipment, and a clear plan of best practices to guarantee their workers are safe.
Avoiding Electrocution is a Common Sense Thing
Try to eliminate the danger by:
- Avoidance – find out if the work has to be carried out under or near overhead lines. It may be possible to avoid it altogether;
- Diversion – divert all overhead lines clear of the work area; or
- Isolation – de-energize the lines while the work is in progress
This is good as far as it goes. However, more can be done behind the scenes. Outfitting equipment with alarms is a wise step. Each employee needs to be protected. All equipment that can come into contact with a power line needs to be outfitted for safety.
Avoiding Electrocution is Maximized with Proximity Alarms
- Equipping all mobile lifting equipment with Proximity Alarms
Proximity alarms save lives. It is a proven science that they provide sufficient warning as they are designed to do. It’s as simple as that. On a research paper, by Paul E. Pritzker, P.E., he interviewed the chief civilian engineer of a U.S. Navy Missile Base. Every crane moved on to the base must be equipped with proximity devices. Further research documented that one particular manufacturer sold over 2600 proximity systems during the last 24 years. There has never been a reported accident involving power line contact on equipment with their system installed.
Sadly, many operation safety manuals fail to even mention alarms on equipment. Our goal is to save lives by providing the best devices on the market.
Contact us for more information on how to keep your employees safe: (407) 321-0722 / firstname.lastname@example.org.