A typical office can contain a great deal of electrical equipment. This means that employees can be exposed to high volumes of electricity – which can be extremely hazardous, even fatal. Not dealing with electricity safely can lead to electrical shocks, burns and fires.
Having a high-quality electrical system installed should be a top priority at your workplace. Here are our tips to help you avoid common electrical hazards in the office.
Compared to most industries, the office is considered low risk when it comes to electrical hazards. The probability of an issue might be lower but this does not make the hazards any less dangerous if they were to occur.
Most electrical hazards in the office are usually the result of:
If an electrical hazard in the office is found, it is best to leave it to the professionals. To avoid injuries in the workplace, do not handle the hazard yourself. Instead, contact us immediately for a professional electrician to assess the hazard.
Steps can be taken to avoid electrical hazards in the office. We recommend having regular inspections and getting your electrical equipment tested. This will help to identify any damage, wear and tear or electrical faults.
Although you may be able to detect electrical defects from test and tagged. them, regular inspection and testing will ensure that electrical faults that you can’t see are detected. We recommend:
Keep your office and your employees safe by following our tips to avoid electrical hazards before they happen.
Electricity is safe when treated with common sense and respect, that’s why we recommend ensuring your electrical office equipment has been test and tagged. However, if you notice any electrical hazards, as a 24/7 emergency service, please contact us immediately.