Electronic consumer equipment that is found in our homes uses voltages at power levels that are potentially alarming. But this is mere, if compared to high voltage equipment used in an industry. Even though the equipment used in industry is so enclosed to prevent any accidental contacts, but precaution becomes the first and foremost concern here because every worker is hurried to complete his set of duty. This may lead to any unwanted occurrence of accidents.
The problem may arise and everyone present on that floor has to be very cautious when the question of high voltage maintenance comes where the life risk exists in every step. During maintenance, the cabinet may remain open naked troubleshooting, going for adjustments, testing or repair procedures leading to sudden contact and resulting to a fatal situation.
Be Careful About High Voltage Design
Traveling through the shortest path possible to the ground looking for the least resistance, electricity is next to the flow of human mind in terms of speed. We, humans, are a good conductor of electricity and feel the shock instantly as electricity passes through us. During high voltage installations, electricity passes with a lightning speed and radiates more heat than a building on fire. So they require an ongoing maintenance round the clock. What is more fatal to the creation arc in cases of short circuits which has got the ability to melt steel? Death is very from such hazards if there is any contact. The overheated equipment has the tendency to explode and cause a fire breakout.
Even in the case of creation of high energetic electric arcs, they have the ability to damage the equipment and explode them spreading the metal parts everywhere. In combustible environment, even a low energy has got the capacity to create a disaster bringing the whole surrounding to a standstill.
Better to Go For Personal Safety
Although to maintain safety in a high voltage situation is very hard, it is still necessary to follow few guidelines that may protect you potentially from hazards resulting from deadly electrical shock.
Always try to work in a group and never be alone. Accidents are sure to occur even how much you are cautious. Try to be in surveillance of your fellow worker while you are at work.
Better try to insert one hand in your pocket when you are near to high voltage system.
An insulated floor is better compared to concrete, nonconductive materials can be used to do the flooring but you should not forget to wear rubber shoes all time.
Use safety goggles to protect your eyes from possible fire explosions.
These are some basic precautions you have to take but it is mandatory that the employer should take the help of high voltage installers who are the engineers excelling in this field. They know the every detail of this field, the crucial safety measurements, installs safety products like switch gears to minimize the risk and every other aspect that is required in high voltage area.