Promoting Electrical Safety

Ensure your electrical tools are used with a G.F.C.I. grounded power supply;

  • Essential for all electric power tools
  • Especially important if working outdoors or in wet conditions

Immediately replace all worn, frayed, torn, or otherwise damaged electrical cords, cables, outlets, etc. Equip temporary lights with non-conductive guards.

Always unplug unused Tools.

Hazards While Climbing: Ladders and Stairs

Always inspect a ladder or stairs before stepping upon it. Avoid stepping on anything that appears loose, worn, weak, or otherwise defected or damaged. Opt for aerial lifts or elevated platforms, which are safer options than balancing on a ladder. Install guardrails with toeboards, warning lines, and control line systems.

Use fall arrest systems (body harness) and safety net systems in the emergency of slipping and falling.

Keep steps clean, clear, and dry.

Don’t use metal ladders on stormy or windy days.

Choose a ladder that is taller than the spot that you need to reach; at least 3-4 feet above your desired location.

Move as you work; never overreach, as you could easily lose your balance and fall.

Calculate the distance intelligently: for every four feet of height, move the ladder’s base a foot further from the wall.

Keep tools in your belt to keep your hands free while climbing and descending.

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