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About Jim Locksley

One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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4 Important Electrical Safety Tips

by Mike Brewer

When you need to make sure that you are able to handle electrical work around your business, safety should be at the forefront at all times. By taking advantage of some safety issues, you will be able to give yourself the opportunity to protect both lives on the job and the electrical circuitry itself.

Consider these safety guidelines, so that you can put yourself in a position to succeed and to maintain the utilities that keep your business thriving. 

#1: Hire An Industrial Electrical Contractor For Serious Work

The worst thing you can do in terms of electricity is handle take on more than you can handle. Not only does this set you back hundreds or thousands of dollars in terms of breaking equipment and creating malfunction, you will also put your health and safety at risk. These industrial electrical contractors are licensed and insured and able to handle plenty of jobs, which can give you a quick turnaround time on the work and keep your business safer and more efficient. 

#2: Keep The Proper Electrical Fire Extinguishers Handy

When an electrical fire breaks out in your office, it can be a source of despair if you are not properly prepared. You will need to have a special Class C extinguisher set up inside of your business, since these are specially formulated to fight electrical fires. Rather than using liquids, which would exacerbate the fire, these Class C fire extinguishers utilize dry chemicals in order to put out the fire. 

#3: Use Power Strips And Don't Overload Them

Overloaded outlets are consistently one of the biggest contributors to electrical shorts, failures and fires in any given building. Rather than overloading your outlets, you should purchase power strips that will allow you to spread out this electrical current. Make sure that you buy a heavy duty power strip that can accommodate the serious amount of power that your equipment will use, so that you're not abusing these systems. 

#4: Get An Annual Electricity Audit

On a yearly basis, you should make sure that you call in an inspector to look after and inspect your electricity. By doing this, you'll have all that you need to see any areas where your system is overloaded, fire hazards are prevalent or power is being wasted. Getting this inspection will help you to keep your utility bills under control, in addition to keeping your business safer. 

Follow these guidelines, so that you can keep your business safer from harmful electricity use through the years. To learn more, contact a company like Art's Electric with any questions you have.