The work of electricians involves work with electrical current that can be dangerous to handle without proper precaution measures. Here are some of the most important safety concerns for these tradespeople:
- The safety of the tools of the trade – checking the tools and devices to be used before actually using them is one of the most important measures. Improperly working devices cannot be used for accurate calibrations and the condition of the mechanical tools is also essential for safety;
- Wearing the right type of gear – wearing special shoes the prevent electrical shock as well as other, special work clothes is also essential;
- Always disconnecting the equipment to be inspected or the systems to be maintained – even residual current can be dangerous, so making sure that the machine or wiring that is being handled has been disconnected is essential for the safety of the Denver electrician, of everyone in and around the work area as well as for the building where the work is being performed;
- Paying attention to the presence of moisture and chemicals – water and electricity should never meet and any liquid, especially flammable fluids should also be removed from the area before any electrical work commences.