Electrical faults can cause major harm to those inside the building. In fact, many incidents at work are accounted to defects in the wiring and cables. For instance, shocks from defective equipment can cause falls and trips from scaffolds, ladders and stairs. Electrocution and fire can also result from inefficiently installed wiring and cables.
For a safer workplace, it is but right for building managers to anticipate risks and implement precautionary measures to prevent accidents and work-related injuries. Specifically, these are the three leading risks to watch out for and the corresponding solutions:
Risk 1: Overloaded, unprotected power circuits
Solution: Setup the right circuit breaker or fuse to protect your power circuits. This will also prevent it from overloading and overheating.
Risk 2: Malfunctioning wires that can cause fires
Solution: Contact a commercial electrical work expert from Melbourne to check your connections, including the data cables and wires. Through their inspection results, you’ll be able to determine if you need to repair, replace or rewire your cables. You should also arrange wires properly and keep flammable materials away from your IT room. This is to prevent fire.
Risk 3: Unlabelled potentially flammable objects
Solution: All equipment, wires and cables should be properly checked and tagged to emphasise and impose proper handling of these items. Isolate flammable materials and objects in a separate storage space and label these accordingly.
Risk 4: Malfunctioning equipment that can lead to work-related injuries
Solution: Schedule regular inspection and maintenance for all your office equipment to ensure all these are in top condition. Fix or replace defective wiring immediately before these would cause accidents and other work-related injuries.
Risk 5: Power outage that causes work delays and accidents
Solution: Power outage is most common in older buildings wired with obsolete electrical supplies. If you happen to be operating in one, you might like to consider rewiring your office to setup a modern electrical framework that will accommodate your power needs. With a new framework installed, you will be able to install modern appliances, devices and gadgets without the fear of power outage.
The importance of electrical safety can never be emphasised enough, especially in commercial offices wherein workforce safety is a priority. By looking into the risks above and their corresponding solutions, you’ll be more efficient in upholding your employees’ security. You’ll be able to create a secure working environment for them, which also affects their productivity level.
If you’re planning to carry out the solutions above, feel free to contact EDC Solutions at 1300 EDC SOL(1300 332 765) for whatever phase of electrical work you need help with. Our team has all the equipment and expertise to do such tasks from the installation, testing, tagging and maintenance level.