Electrical tasks can be every hard to manage. Any wrong move you perform may lead to a serious accident or injury. You don’t want that to happen, right?
So, whether you are a trained electrician or just a regular Joe who wants to do some DIY repair, it is advisable to wear all the proper safety gear when performing any electrical-related job. Here’s a list of what to prepare:
- For head protection
Hard hats are one of the most commonly used gears. This keeps one safe from any falling objects. This also keeps the head safe from electrical conductors. Those who have long hair are recommended to cover it to avoid it being tangled in any mechanical parts like belts and chains.
- For leg and foot protection
Leggings, safety shoes and foot guards made from leather, aluminized rayon and other materials are recommended. These items can reduce any risks of any serious injuries that are possibly caused by molten metals, wet and slippery surfaces, sharp objects etc.
- Face and eye protection
There are special helmets or shields, goggles, spectacles, face shields, etc. These gears protect from flying fragments, large chips, and electrical hazards. They can also avoid injury from particles, optical radiation, molten metal splashes, dirt, sand, dust and the like.
For professional electricians, remember that it is your employer’s responsibility (in case you are employed) to:
- Educate you on how to properly use safety gears.
- Let you know when they need to use specific to the tasks assigned to you.
- To remind you to wear all the gears needed before you start working on the site.
- To provide and supply you with the gears you need to wear.
In case you are self-employed, you need to watch after your own safety and ensure that you know everything on how to protect yourself. Proper use of different safety gears is anyway included on the training and seminars you are supposed to attend.
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