Blog articles to in reference to electrical safety on building sites

Gallery – 110 volt extension leads

Dangerous Electrical Appliances In our day we come across many dangerous electrical appliances; we'd much rather we found them and disposed of or repaired them, than you use them and have an accident, these are some examples of what we come across. 110v Extension Lead - A Dangerous electrical appliance   We came across this faulty extension lead in use on a building site; it was ran along the floor (wet and muddy) to a still saw (circular saw) that was in use cutting wood, how many cuts can you see in the lead? How anyone hadn't had an electric shock from this only the man upstairs will know. This is very dangerous; had the cut cable been in a puddle for example it could have made the water live - stand in that and you'll know about it. 110v Adaptor - A Dangerous electrical appliance Another highlighted fault on an electrical appliance; this is man-made - it's a 110v adaptor used on construction sites - in the past it's got damaged and rather than replacing the adaptor it's been repaired with white Duck tape; the adaptor was in fact held together with the duck tape. Not very well either [...]

2021-09-07T15:04:23+00:00Building sites / tools|

Information for the requirements for appliance safety on building sites

Why do we use 110v equipment on building sites? Let's start with the formalities: If you are working on a building site using electric tools then you need to ensure they are safe. Whilst there's not much we can do if a bulldozer drives over your drill or a JCB cuts the cable to your inspection lamp we can do our best to check your wiring is safe and your equipment won't cause any damage if it's in the correct condition. 230v Equipment Such as battery chargers for drills, 230v extension leads, radios - those items that fit into the power using a standard plug These items should be tested at least once every 12 months, however, if you're getting your 110v equipment tested every 3 months perhaps you'll want these doing at the same time. 110 volt equipment 110v electrical appliances used on a construction site should have a formal inspection from a PAT Tester every 3 months, with the addition of a formal visual inspection every month - we can do the formal inspection for you but a competent person on your site could do this easily for you - [...]

2021-09-03T18:11:33+00:00Building sites / tools|
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