Hazards of Open or Exposed Wires

There are specific jobs that can be quite risky, especially for the physical well-being of a person. Employees who are in stations where there are exposed wires are in danger of getting hurt. More so, the construction workers and electricians who are always in contact with these electric lines. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 52% of casualties in the work area is brought about by electrical complications. It can cause a significant change in one’s life in just a blink of a second.

Electrocution and shocks may happen to an individual affected by damaged or unstable power lines. Some may heal, but some are left with traumatic and lifetime disorders.

Read through some of the examples of exposed wiring and how to manage them:

1. House Wires

To provide a good source of electricity around a house, proper electrical links must be done before the residents move in. It is usually done during the construction of the house to make sure there are outlets and power source in every room. It includes placing them in the wall for appliances on the ground. There are also some wires connected under the floors. Even ceilings have power lines to switch the lights on and off. Ceiling links may also be used for air-conditioning and other appliances. These wires pass through the electrical outlet, which is all interconnected to the main breaker, which is the overall power control of the house. All of these wires must be properly kept and managed. Expert electricians may opt to place strut channel accessories to hide them from people. It is a safe way to protect other individuals, especially children, from touching the power lines.

2. Power Lines

Electric workers are always the first people who visit and take care of broken power lines in the community. These wires are usually placed overhead or underground. These are the main lines connected to homes and establishments. If these are repaired, electricians must wear safety gear. They must also be away from the line with about 10 feet distance. Remember to keep other people safe as well by putting up signs that mean hazards ahead. It can notify drivers and pedestrians to stay away from the area as much as possible.

3. Congested Wires

Electrician peeling off insulation from wires

If there are too many wires connected on only one power source, it can damage the whole line and even include buildings around it. Do not micromanage these electrical wirings since it may cause greater problems. Ask a professional electrician on how to stabilise the wires. If there is a need for replacement, do not hesitate to do so for the safety of everyone. Extension cords must be sturdy and durable.

Keeping a safe community is an important factor in the development of an area. Make sure to do your part as a responsible citizen to maintain an area safe and secured from all disaster. Update any local agencies for clearance if needed. Their professional opinion and assessment are useful to know what residents can still do to improve their homes and the whole community.