This training session will discuss the hazards of electricity and how to prevent exposure to electrical hazards. By the end of the training session, you will be able to understand the hazards of electricity, identify and avoid common electrical hazards, and follow safe work practices around electrical equipment.
Why “Electrical Safety for Unqualified Construction Workers” Matters:
“Unqualified” workers are machine operators, operators of powered industrial trucks, construction workers, and others who are not qualified to perform electrical work, but who need to know important information about the hazards of electricity and how to prevent serious injury.
- Exposure to electricity is dangerous—it can cause electrocution, shock, electric and thermal burns, arc flash and arc blast burns, and secondary injuries such as falls.
- Watch carefully for possible electrical hazards—for instance, never use damaged tools, cords, or electrical equipment.
- Always follow safe work practice, including proper emergency response procedures.
- Always follow our electrical safety program, which is designed to protect you and other workers from electrical hazards.
- And finally, seek assistance from a qualified person whenever you have any doubt about electrical safety or think there might be an electrical hazard. Too many things can go wrong with electricity for you to take risks.