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How to Safely Avoid Electricity Shock

This 2 minute safety training video covers: How to reduce risk of being shocked in the workplace, how to keep your eye out for hazards, how to inspect tools and extension cords, how to deal safely with tore insulation or exposed wiring, how to safely use tools and cords, how to work safely around electrical sources, how to deal with electricity in wet conditions, proper usage of tools and equipment, correct type of ladder to use around electricity and hazards of electricity in wet environment. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 16 minute full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

Electricity is so common in our homes and workplaces that we normally don’t think twice about using it. But electricity kills and injures thousands of people every year, so it’s important to understand its hazards and know how to avoid them.

Electricity poses two major hazards to people who work with it. The most intense is arc flash, a violent release of electrical energy that causes severe injuries and fatalities. The second is shock, which can cause burns, internal injuries, cardiac arrest and even be fatal.

Atlantic Training’s new training on Arc Flash focuses on what arc flash is, its hazards and how employees can avoid it on the job. The program provides practical procedures employees can use to protect themselves from electric shock, as well..

This Arc Flash NFPA 70E Training DVD Covers:

Video Transcript

Everyone knows about electrical shock but we’re still experiencing death and serious injuries each year from shock hazards. One of the best way to prevent shock is to utilize finger safe products and non conductor covers or barriers. If all the electrical components are finger safe or covered, workers has a much lower chance of coming in contact with a live conductor. If you’re not an electrician, you’re maybe thinking that this training program is a waste of time because you don’t work on electrical equipment.You may not work on or install electrical components but the information is extremely valuable regardless what job you may have or how little you maybe expose to electrical hazards. Certainly electricians and maintenance person working on or around electricity are on increased risk but everyone should be trained in basic arc flash safety procedures. The safety activity in the electricity this days are focus on shock and arc flash hazards.