Work safety is a major consideration for all companies that have high voltage electrical equipment installed, as well as any company that works with or near large power lines. Unfortunately, accidents do occur, and when they do they can be fatal if precautions are not taken. Workers must take time to learn the proper way to use and work with their tools, and it is essential to be able to quickly identify potential problems with their work when these occur. This can save many lives, and protect the long term health of workers.
Companies that have their own electrical department should have someone on staff who is designated to work with clients on this issue. This person should be specially trained in work safety, and have a long standing relationship with the electrical installation industry. The electrician should also be able to offer tips and tricks for avoiding injury and accidents on site. If a company does not have such a person on staff, they should consider getting an electrician that does.
All companies that work with or near large electrical installations need to develop a plan for work safety that includes ergonomics and positioning of equipment. This can help to reduce fatigue, increase productivity and reduce injuries. Some companies even have ergonomic chairs that are designed for work near or around electrical equipment that is at risk for injury. Many such companies also provide videos and other information that can be used to train employees in safe work practices.