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Safety Measures

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ELECTRICAL SAFETY MEASURES
SNo. DO's DON'Ts
1 Use standard pins to tap supply from plug points Avoid tapping of supply by inserting bare wires
2 Use always standard materials with ISI marks even it costs more Don't use lamp brackets to tie wires or ropes to dry cloths
3 Fused bulbs may be replaced only after the switch is off. Changing the fused bulbs when the switch is on is dangerous.
4 Use always properly earthed 3 pin plugs to connect Refrigerators, wet grinders, mixies, washing machines, iron boxes and geysers etc., Don't touch an electric switch or appliance when your hands are wet or bleeding from a cut. Don't keep the lamp holders without lamp.
5 Keep all lamp holders with lamps. Don't purchase sub-standard electrical fittings to save money which may result in serious accidents
6 Don't connect mixies, Refrigerators, wet grinders, washing machines, iron boxes and geysers through unearthed plug pins which may cause serious accidents.
     
Commercial Consumers
1 All wiring works should be done through licensed wiring contractors Don't travel on vehicles laden with goods beyond the permissible height. This may cause electrical fatal accident due to coming into contact with electrical lines.
2 Don't tie advertisement boards, flags etc. to the electric post.
     
Industrial Consumers
1 Place men working sign boards on all switches before commencing work Do not close any switches unless you are familiar with the circuit which controls and know the reason for its being kept open
2 Ensure that all the controlling switches are opened and locked or the fuse withdrawn before working on any circuit or apparatus. Don't touch or tamper with any electrical gear or conductor. Unless you have made sure it is Dead and Earthed. High voltage apparatus may give leakage shock or flash over even without touching
3 Treat circuit as alive until they are proved to be dead Don't test a circuit with bare fingers or hand or other make shift devices to determine whether or not it is alive
4 Turn away your face whenever an arc or a flash is expected Don't close or open a switch or fuse slowly or hesitatingly. Do it quickly, positively and firmly
5 Please see that all splices and connections are securely made Don't use wires with poor and deteriorated insulation
6 Discharge to earth thoroughly all cables before working on the cores Don't be haste and carelessness. This cause many accidents
7 Do test rubber gloves periodically Don't throw water on live electric equipment in case of fire. It is dangerous
8 Do place rubber mats in front of electrical switch boards. Do not use fire extinguishers on electrical equipment unless it is clearly marked as suitable for that purpose.
9 Make sure that all employees are familiar with the location and use of fire fighting apparatus Do not work on a pole or elevated position when line is alive, without safety belt and rubber gloves and unless a competent person stands on the ground nearby to direct operations and give warning
10 Make sure, when using fire hose, that the jet of water breaks into a fine contact with live electrical apparatus Do not use a ladder without a lashing rope otherwise the ladder should be held firmly by another person
11 Check fire extinguishers periodically to ensure that they are all in good conditions Do not go near running belts and machines
12 Please concentrate on the work you are doing Do not remove danger boards or other warning signs without instructions or interfere with safety barriers or go beyond them
13 Use sand or blanket to control fire caused due to electrical accidents Do not bring a naked flame near oil filled equipment and battery. Smoking in the battery room is prohibited
14 Do examine before use all safety appliance such as rubber gloves, safety belts, mats ladders goggles ropes etc., for their soundness Do not allow visitors and unauthorised persons to touch or handle electrical apparatus or come within the danger zone of H V apparatus
15 Do report immediately to the employees in charge, any dangerous conditions or a dangerous practice which you may observe during your work Do not enter excavations and cable trenches which give out obnoxious smell or work in badly lit badly ventilated and congested areas
16 Do warn others when they seem to be in danger near live conductor or apparatus
 
   

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