FESCO SAFETY GUIDE:
- Avoid to use bare wires and conductors for electricity extensions.
- Remember to use proper plugs and switches.
- Never use electricity cables for hanging clothes.
- Please use automatic voltage regulator with delayed start for deep freezers, refrigerator and televisions etc.
- For Appliances safety use proper capacitors MCBs (Miniature Circuit Breakers) with air-conditioners.
- Keep away and never touch metallic parts of the washing machine, electric motors and pedestal fans with out removing electricity connections.
- Use of proper size fuses at each stage to avoid electric shock.
CONSERVATION OF ELECTRICITY
- To save electricity cut down unwanted switch off lights, machinery and other electrical appliances when not in use.
- Use good quality florescent lamps and mercury vapor lamps in place of conventional electric lamps.
- Use electricity saving devices and proper size capacitors for fans, motors i.e. inductive loading.
We take professional safety very seriously. Safety seminars and trainings are regularly held in subsections to ensure that workers are observing all safety precautions. At Pesco, employee safety is a top priority in the business plan. We consider safety to be our core business value. Pesco is committed to being a regional and national leader in security and all management must ensure that this is part of its business plans. Pesco is currently moving towards its vision of compliance, which creates an incident-free environment for the company.
SAFETY AT HOME
There is much more death-causing energy due to the presence of electricity at the available voltage and current. It can also be helpful to replace the light bulb without plugging it in, as touching the straight part of the outlet can kill a person.
All electrical systems can be harmful. Electricity can be “static” or “dynamic”. Dynamic electricity is the even movement of electrons along a conductor (also called electric current). Conductors are materials that allow electrical conduction through them. Most of the minerals are isolated. The human body is also a conductor. Charge builds up at the level of static electricity due to contact and friction with another surface. This contact / friction causes the accumulation of electrons at one level and the loss of electrons at another level. Without a conductor, there can be no electricity. The electricity will create a “path” or “loop”. When a device (such as an electrical appliance) is connected, power from the plug returns to the device and power source. This is also known as making or completing electrical circuits.
Electric Currant Causes Flowing Injuries.
When people are caught in an electrical circuit, they are injured. Humans are much more adaptable than the Earth (the one on which we stand), which means that if there is no other easy way, then electricity will try to flow out of our bodies. There are four main types of injury: electric shock (fatal), electric shock, burns, and falls. These injuries can occur in different ways.
- Direct contact with bare dynamic conductors or parts of the circuit. When electrical current passes through our bodies, it can interfere with normal electrical signals between the brain and our muscles (for example, the heart stops beating properly, stops breathing, or cramps).
- When electricity loads a person through a conductor / power line with a grounded gas (such as air) (providing an alternative grounded path for the electrical current).
- Objects and materials that burn heat, including electricity that burns, ignite flames that burn heat, or are ignited by electric shock or electrical heating systems. Sudden contact burns can burn internal tissues, leaving only very small sores on the outside of the skin.
- Heat is spread from heat by an electric arc flash. The ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) rays emitted by arc flash can also damage your eyes.
- An arc blast can include a potential pressure wave released from an arc flash. This wave can cause physical injury, collapse of the lungs, or create noise that can damage your hearing.
- Muscle cramps or shock reactions can cause a person to fall off a ladder, scaffold, or air bucket. Falling can cause serious injury.
Precautions To Be Used if I Think I Am Too Close To Overhead Power Lines?
Do not work near power lines. When working, driving, parking, or storing equipment over power lines above 15 meters (49 feet), contact Pesco. If you need to be near power lines, you should first contact Pesco and we will help you. If your car is connected to the mains:
- Don’t get out of the car.
- Call Pesco 1122 Customer Support for assistance.
- Wait for the Pesco staff to arrive and they will tell you when to get out of the car.
- Never try to save another person if you are not trained to do so. If you need to get out of the car (for exampPle, your car is on fire), jump as far as possible – at least 45-60 cm (1.5-2 feet) at any time, or do not touch the load or the ground. …
- Keep your legs, feet, and arms close to your body.
- Keep your legs together (groping) and move forward, changing legs.
- Never spread your legs, or you may be subject to psychological shock or electric shock.
- Move at least 10 meters away from the machine before taking the smallest step.
- Do not enter electrical substations or other specified locations.
Some General Safety Tips To Avoid From Serious Loss When Working With or Near Electricity?
- Inspect the carry cord and connected components, extension cords, power rails, and electrical fittings for damage or wear before each use.
- Repair or replace damaged equipment immediately.
- Always press the extension cord against walls or floor as needed. Nails and staples can damage the extension cord, resulting in fire and risk of injury.
- Use extension cords or devices rated for current or power levels.
- Be aware that excessively hot or hot warehouses can be a sign of unsafe electrical wiring conditions.
- Connect all cords or extension cords to these outlets, and use only if wiring has been checked by a qualified electrician.
- Always use a ladder with non-conductive side rails (such as fiberglass) when working on or near power or electrical lines.
- Keep halogen bulbs away from flammable materials such as fabrics or curtains. Halogen lamps can be very hot and can cause a fire. Wet or humid places are more susceptible to the risk of electric shock.
- Install ground fault circuit breakers (also called circuit breakers) because they will shut off electricity before death or serious injury occurs.
- Use a portable built-in circuit breaker if you are not sure that the circuit you are plugging into is shielded from the circuit breaker. Make sure the open receptacle crates are made of non-conductive material. Know where the board and circuit breakers are in an emergency.
- Clearly identify all circuit breakers and fuse boxes. Each key must be clearly identified in relation to the store or item to which it belongs.
- Do not use plugs or cables that expose wires.
- Do not use a portable cord and electrical appliances connected to an outlet with the screens removed.
- Do not block access to panels, circuit breakers or fuse boxes.
- Do not touch people or electrical devices in case of electric shock. Always disconnect the power supply first.
Some Tips For Working With Power Tools?
- Switch all tools OFF before connecting them to a power supply.
- Disconnect and lockout the power supply before completing any maintenance work tasks or making adjustments.
- Ensure tools are properly grounded or double-insulated. The grounded equipment must have an approved 3-wire cord with a 3-prong plug. This plug should be plugged in a properly grounded 3-pole outlet.
- Test all tools for effective grounding with a continuity tester or a Circuit-breaker before use.
- Do not bypass the on/off switch and operate the tools by connecting and disconnecting the power cord.
- Do not use electrical equipment in wet conditions or damp locations unless the equipment is connected to a Circuit-breaker.
- Do not clean tools with flammable or toxic solvents.
- Do not operate tools in an area containing explosive vapors or gases, unless they are intrinsically safe and only if you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.