Managing power in any kind of installation, large or small, has become absolutely essential throughout the past several decades. Even more now as the information age has reached its peak. Tracking, maintaining, and protecting your electrical systems is vitally important to keep your systems up and running. These measures aren’t simply needed in power installations, but also in control situations.
Safety in these situations not only protects your employees, your most valuable assets but also your equipment from unnecessary risk or wear. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has found that there were over 2,000 electrical-caused injuries in 2017, and Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) points to electrical causes as a major risk in industrial fires.
Overloading a circuit can cause major damage. Ruined control boards, electrical discharge, and electrical fires are all dangers associated with an overload. Power regulation can be achieved in a number of ways. Contact an electrician if you are unsure in regards to the regulation of your power or control systems. Consider devices such as directional couplers to monitor power levels in various systems.
You should always keep your cables in good, working order. Worn-out or frayed cables are a major safety and fire hazard. Routine checks should be instituted to inspect cables and wires, checking for damage caused by machinery or human error. Employees should also be directed to be constantly on the lookout for frayed or damaged wires, or machine faults that might indicate an internal frayed wire. These issues should be solved as soon as possible.
Ensure your employees know the proper procedures for powering up or down your equipment, if applicable. Work with your employees to identify potential risks, and train them to notice and report dangerous electrical situations.
Electrical systems are vital to the success of your installation; make sure that your power is protected.