4 Electrical Safety Precautions When Working on Commercial Buildings
September 20, 2016
For all electrical contractors and especially commercial electrical contractors, safety must be paramount on all jobs, no matter the size of the project. Not only is it crucial to keep your employees safe, but not having accidents on the job site will keep your insurance costs low and your reputation in good standing. Commercial buildings utilize significantly more electricity than residential homes, and it’s easy to see why. Commercial buildings not only have the standard electrical necessities, but they also must account for equipment that uses electricity, like computers and other electronics, phone systems, and office equipment.
If your commercial office space or commercial building needs any electrical maintenance, repairs, and or service updates, it is important to always hire a commercial contractor that adheres to safety rules and regulations. When working on commercial job sites, we always take the following safety precautions:
1: We Use Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
As with any construction trade, using proper personal protective equipment is not only mandated by OSHA requirements, but it’s in place to keep us safe. On all of our commercial and residential job sites, we use personal protective equipment such as insulating gloves and protector gloves. Safety for our customers as well as our employees is paramount.
2: We Adhere to OSHA and Other Compliance Requirements
OSHA compliance requirements are in place for a reason — they help keep commercial contractors safe and the occupants of the building safe after the electrical job has been completed.
3: We Come Prepared
On any job site, it’s important to know what to do in case of an emergency. There are additional job site risks that come with working on electricity. With every project, we come prepared with a proper plan in place. By having a plan in place in the event that something does go wrong, we can minimize injuries and be proactive in helping others should an accident occur.
4: We Over Inspect Our Work
Even though our work will likely be inspected by an outside source (village, county, and/or state) in addition to a walk-through by the client and possibly random site visits from local code inspectors, every commercial electrical contractor should take the time to inspect their work to the level of detail that we do. Before we leave a job site, whether it is a commercial project or a residential project, our last step is double-checking our work to ensure everything has been completed properly and to code.
Overall, by putting these tips into practice, you can ensure that your next commercial job with us is completed properly and without safety issues!