DIY-ing the repair, rewire or upgrade of your electrical work is certainly not the way to go if you like your devices and appliances in their best condition for a long time. Why? Fixing cables and wires requires a unique set of equipment and tools to carry out this task properly. More often than not, only master electricians specialising in commercial electrical work in Melbourne have the necessary materials to handle all levels of wiring work.
As prescribed by Work Safe Australia, Master Electricians must follow the set guidelines for their equipment and must have the equipment and tools of the trade that allow them to do their work efficiently and fast:
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
They’re equipped with the necessary PPE to keep them safe while at work. PPE includes eye and face protection (e.g., masks, metal spectacle frames), gloves, footwear (e.g., steel toe capped shoes, boots) and clothing (e.g., non-synthetic, non-fusible, flame resistant garments). They also have harnesses, safety belts, buckles and webbings, which are very useful when doing work for overhead lines.
Melbourne Electricians are also trained in first aid response so that they know how to administer and cater to emergencies that may happen in the field. At work, they’re also equipped with first aid supplies for the same purpose of prompt and proper response.
Scaffolds, ladders and other related equipment for mounting and reaching high places
These are not the ordinary ladders and scaffolds we use at home. A master electricians mounting equipment must have some kind of restraining like footropes or head ropes or both. These must be insulated to ensure the scaffold or ladder remains safe to touch even when in contact with wires.
Testing and inspection tools
Inspection is required before carrying out any rewiring, repairing or upgrading work. To do the testing effectively, electricians must have a complete set of inspection tools such as those for thermal scanning. These tools must be insulated and must come with holders and lanyards for better handling and storage.
Insulating mats and barriers
These safety supplies should comply with the guidelines set in the AS/NZS 2978:1995. The purpose of insulation is to separate electricians at work from the energised equipment nearby. This is to prevent accidents – such as trips and falls from ladders and electric shock – from happening. Insulation materials should be inspected before and after use.
Electrical work isn’t an everyday task to do. It requires expertise and the right equipment and materials to ensure everyone’s safety, especially the electricians and the building occupants. So if you’re planning to carry out a rewiring or repairing project for your office’s wirings, make sure to call an expert, instead of DYI-ing the job. For quality results, contact 1300 EDC SOL (1300 332 765) to call EDC Solutions, Melbourne’s leading electricians. The team has a comprehensive set of equipment and a team of licensed linesmen you can rely on.