Purpose of an Electrical Safety Program

The complexity of your electrical safety program depends on the work environment and electrical related task you expect your employees to conduct.
 
 
Dec. 9, 2010 - PRLog -- Purpose of your program

The basic purpose of your electrical safety program should be to prevent accidents, injuries and equipment damage. Electrical accidents are caused by a combination of several factors—unsafe equipment and/or installation, workplaces made unsafe by the environment, and unsafe work practices. There are various ways physically protecting people from the hazards caused by electricity. These include: insulation, guarding, grounding, and electrical protective devices. Administrative procedures such as safe work-practices, employee training, routine maintenance, inspections and program audits also provide additional measures for protection. For most companies establishing and implementing an electrical safety program can seem to be a difficult task to achieve in house.

Electrical Safety Program/Development Consultation Service

NFPA 70E (http://www.arc-flash-training.com) requires every facility to establish an electrical safety program. E.D.S. can assist in reviewing or developing a comprehensive electrical safety program that supports an overall site safety program. An effective program should include a certified training program, awareness of electrical hazards and self-discipline of employees. It should also identify hazard/risk evaluation procedures, electrical safe work practices, tools and PPE, and electrical safety principles. As part of the overall safety program, E.D.S. can assist you in developing an effective safety audit process, creating and maintaining a safety manual, and planning and conducting safety meetings.

Contact us at http:www.arc-flash-training.com for more details on how we can achieve affordable compliance for you and your company!

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