Electrical safety is serious business. There’s no doubt about that. Corporate training is always about helping you get the job done.
1. Spontaneous combustion. No, we’re not talking about Lot’s wife turning into a pillar of salt. Placing a small, personal heater too close to stacks of papers or other combustible materials can lead to an unexpected bonfire. Sometimes it’s okay to party at work, but roasting hotdogs, marshmallows or your backlog of work won’t sit well with the boss.
2. Fireworks. It doesn’t have to be Independence Day or some other celebration to see fireworks. The indoor kind of pyrotechnics that comes from overloading an electrical outlet may not be the prettiest kind of fireworks either. Burning insulation doesn’t smell like “celebration.” It smells more like “looking for a new job.”
3. Livewire Challenge. If ever there is an earthquake or other disaster at work and electrical wires are dangling and sparking, don’t feel you need to touch them. They may be pretty like a holiday sparkler, but they come with a deadly bite. Leave them alone. If the floor is wet and you need to move such a wire, use something dry and insulated to move it, like a broom handle.
4. Obstacle Course. So, you don’t have an electrical outlet next to your desk? Simple! Just string an extension cord across the aisle from your neighbor’s outlet. Wrong! The last thing you want to see is your boss lurching forward after tripping on your little obstacle. When he gets out of the hospital, you might not have too many obstacles between you and the exit. Another reason naked extensions don’t go well under foot has to do with fraying wire and fire hazards.
5. Einstein Award. It doesn’t take a genius to know that fuses are there for our protection. If you’re at work and the fuse keeps going out, don’t pretend to be an Einstein by popping in a fuse with a higher rating. Let me spell it out for you. If it says “10 amps” and you replace it with one that says “20 amps,” you’re asking for the Einstein Award for being the genius who got the building burned down.
The Best Possible Training
Wouldn’t it be great if you could get electrical safety training online at a marketplace of corporate training? Competition is a good thing and if you have various training vendors competing for your attention, you’re bound to get the best training available.