According to Safe Work Australia, there are at least 182 Australian workers that suffer from disabling injuries at work every year. Whilst most injuries occur from falls, many are the result of contact with electrical equipment. As you may know, almost every piece of equipment in the office, warehouses, retail stores, beauty salons, and restaurants use electric tools and equipment.
That is why the Australian state has required businesses to comply with workplace safety policy through testing and tagging equipment. Read on to learn some tips to prevent electrical workplace accidents.
Having too many devices plugged into a single outlet can cause the circuit to be overburdened, leading to serious safety hazards. As a business owner or manager in Tasmania, you should try to avoid overloading outlets. This can cause the wires to overheat, leading to a fire. It can cause the breaker to trip, cutting power to essential devices, or even cause a power surge that can damage electronics. To avoid overloading electrical outlets, make sure to plug in devices one at a time, and use surge protectors if necessary. Additionally, ensure that your electrical system is up to code and capable of handling the amount of power you need. To ensure the safety of your workplace, it is important to be mindful of how much power you are using and take steps to prevent overloading.
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