Effective electrical safety starts with maintenance

In the latest copy of the National Fire Protection Associates Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, it is stated that facility managers must conduct maintenance on electrical equipment, and these managers must document this maintenance – this is not a suggestion, this is a requirement. Maintenance is key to ensuring electrical equipment that operates at it’s optimum capacity with minimum downtime, and reducing work-related injuries and fatalities. Another aspect to consider, when it comes to this required maintenance, is that the documented work is only as good as the person doing the maintenance and so the job must be done by personnel that is properly trained and qualified.

Research has shown that the number of injuries and fatalities in the workplace directly relate to the qualifications of maintenance personnel: the better qualified and trained a maintenance person is, the less likely accidents will happen. OSHA and NFPA have updated it’s requirements for training maintenance personnel, and you can read more about this by clicking here…

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