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How to Properly Select an Electrical Equipment

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What are the cautions when selecting electrical equipment, how to identify faulty electrical equipment, what is a ground stray electricity, what is the proper way to do when adjusting an instrument or piece of electrical equipment, how to properly select equipment in areas where flammable materials are used, what are the harmful effects of water and other liquids on electrical equipment. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 12 minutes full length version.

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Today, laboratories rely on a vast array of electrically powered equipment. To work safely with this equipment, employees need to understand how electricity works, be aware of common electrical hazards and know how to use electricity safely.

Atlantic Training’s "Electrical Safety in the Laboratory" training video program emphasizes the need for safety when using electricity, and discuss how to reduce the potential for accidents involving electrical shock, fire and explosions. Topics covered in these products include:

Video Transcript

Test equipment from a simple vault meter to a complicated circuit analyzer is really just another tool and the same basic rules apply. A qualified worker knows to choose the tester that’s right for the job and follow correct testing procedures. Equipment limitations should never be exceeded, don’t abuse the testers. Rough handling damages switches, components and may cause faulty grounding. Inspect testers often for safe operation, check probe for defects and make sure they have insulated stack to prevent fingers from sliding onto lead. Before you start your job inspect your tools, make sure they’re clean and dry since oily film or carbon deposit can conduct electric current. Electrical equipment always have built electrical safeguard what we call engineering controls.