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Electrical Tips For Your Small Biz
Electricity is a vital component for your business. That’s why it’s important for you and your employees to take steps so that you’re protected while using it. Keep both your employees and business safe with these guidelines for using, updating and installing electricity.
Require Training: Make sure anyone working on or around electrical systems and equipment is properly trained.
Check for Damage: Frequently inspect power cords and plugs to be sure they are not cracked, frayed or damaged.
Extend with Care: Only use extension cords temporarily and limit the equipment plugged into them.
Power Down Properly: When working on any electrical device, make sure the power is off and use proper lockout/tag-out procedures.
Call the Pros: If repair or service work becomes more difficult than you anticipated, revise your plans and call in a more highly trained technician.
Respect the Watt: Always use the recommended wattage when replacing light bulbs and the recommended amperage when replacing fuses.
Assess Demand: As your business adds or replaces equipment, be certain the electrical system is capable of safely handling increased demand.
Use Trusted Goods: Only use appliances, tools, lighting and extension cords approved by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Watch for Water: Always use Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) in any area where water and electricity can come into contact. Outdoor outlets should have waterproof covers and be GFCI protected.
By following these easy safety tips, you and your business are on the right track towards safeguarding against injuries or property damage. Great job staying proactive when it comes to protecting your business dream!
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