A Brief Guide to Commercial Electrical Safety
Commercial buildings usually have a significant power load and have a higher risk of electrical hazards. This blog post will provide four essential tips to enhance your commercial electrical safety at your business or workplace.
Keeping Appliances Updated
In most commercial buildings, many heavy electrical appliances require constant care and maintenance. Even the air conditioners and refrigerators used for commercial purposes use much more electrical power than those used in residential areas. This means that these appliances are also at a greater risk of potential electrical hazards. To avoid any unfortunate events, you must get your devices regularly checked for any electrical faults such as worn-out wiring, broken cords, burnt switches, and others.
Place Cords Carefully
Since there are so many appliances at a workplace, there can be a lot of cords. However, how you place your electrical cords to connect the power supply is very important. Any mistakes can be very costly and dangerous. In many cases of electrical fires and similar issues, poor placement and electric cord management is the leading cause. It’s best to keep your electric cords separated from each other and away from any curtains or other similar things that can catch fire.
Pay Attention to Lighting
Small light bulbs can cause significant damage? It’s imperative to pay particular attention to your lighting system. Effective management of lighting systems can not only reduce your electric bills but also keep you safe from electrocution and other similar dangers. Whenever you need to replace lights and bulbs, it's always better to hire professionals.
Appliances at commercial spaces are used more frequently. Thus, they also require more regular inspection and maintenance. If you don't have an electrician in your domestic staff, then it's essential to call one every few weeks to take care of your electrical appliances and warn you against any potential threats.
Electric experts advise keeping all electrical plugs and cords unplugged when not in use. Plus, organizations should train employees to handle appliances and possible emergencies. Encourage your employees to report any potential threat they come across.
About Black Fox Electrical
Black Fox Electricalis a Wellington-based electrical contractor and service provider. The company has decades of experience providing a wide range of electrical services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Their electricians are available 24/7 to deal with any emergency services. If you are suspecting any electric hazards at your workplace, they are just one call away.