Electrical wiring installation, whether domestic or industrial is one of the most unsafe kinds of activity, if not done safely. Today in the modern world, every other thing works on electricity. Several equipments from new technical gadgets to home appliances and large industrial plants all run on electricity.
Electricity reaches these machines and equipments through electrical wires, such as a type k thermocouple, and so it is very important from both safety and efficiency points of view that when they are installed, certain safety procedures in wiring installation should be followed.
Safety Tips for Wiring Installation
Activities handled with the necessary safety measures, are all deemed to be successful without any incident of technical or mechanical disaster in the electrical field. Though it is always better to go for an electrician, there are those who would rather do the installation on their own.
For such people, following safety procedures in wiring installations can be of great help. Here are just some of those safety tips you can follow.
1) Ensure that the power is off
Do not ever think that domestic voltage of power is not dangerous. It is indeed fatal and can cause potential accidents.
- Always switch off the main power supply before undertaking any electrical work i.e. wiring, fitting or installation of appliances.
- It is better to confirm if the power is completely cut. To know whether this is achieved, one can use a pocket tester.
2) Prepare all necessary tools and equipments
Make sure to have all needed electrical tools with insulated handles like cutters, pocket tester, electrical tapes, pliers, screwdrivers and wire strippers at your disposal.
- Equally important are electrical equipments like voltmeter to measure fluctuating voltages and circuit tester.
- For external safety from electrical hazards, individual handling the job should wear gloves, safety goggles, and footwear with non conductive foot-soles.
- One should have flashlight to work on emergency power failures.
- Use a ladder made out of fiber glass or non conductive materials.
3) Confirm before digging
Digging ground or making holes in wall might lead to electrical hazards like shock and fire.
- In order to avoid accidents, take an in-depth look at the electrical part of the property where electrical wiring work is carried out so that one doesn’t end up digging on sites or walls with live electrical wires.
4) Be ready with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher
While undertaking the work of electrical wire installation, it is always advisable to keep first aid and fires extinguish equipment at your closest reach so that instant aid can be provided to individual who is knocked by electrical hazards.
5) Prepare all the needed and appropriate wires and cables
Undertaking electrical wire installation necessitates appropriate selection of quality wires and cables.
- Another important consideration is to check whether the wires that were installed years back are in good conditions, whether they are worn out or broken, whether they have proper joint and whether they are nailed or not.
- It is advisable to always avoid keeping cables underneath the carpets at home.
- Never try to staple or nail the wires because that can lead to major electrical hazards like electrical shocks.