Any occupation that requires working on or within the nearby vicinity of electricity puts workers at risks. Electrocution and arc flashes are among the many risks. Not only do these hazards cause major burns and injuries; they can also cause unnecessary deaths. This is why employers have to provide their employees with the right types of protection and equipment, especially for those whose jobs involve wires, cables, and circuit breakers.
The law surrounding electrical hazards
There are many laws regarding electrical hazards in many different occupations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets standards and laws to ensure the safety and well-being of workers whose jobs include working with electricity, such as cable and wire operators, installers, and repairers.
What circuit finders are
One of the most important tools in an electrical testing equipment kit every cable and wire handlers should have is the electric circuit finder. With this device, they can easily locate the specific breaker a circuit, cable, or wire they need to handle connects to.
Circuit tracing kits can also locate both dead and energized circuits without the need for interrupting power, which can cause downtime especially when jobs involve commercial settings. Operators also use these tracers or finders to pinpoint damages in circuits, wires, and cables.
Circuit finders and breaker finders
Used in conjunction with circuit finders, breaker finders also help in immediately identifying and establishing outlets that have electricity in them. This is extremely important, as mishandling energized outlets can result in disastrous consequences.
Much thanks to all these electrical testing devices, cable and wire operators can carry out their jobs safely and efficiently without worrying about their own well-being. And because installers and repairers can use them without having to turn off the power, a business or a construction/utilities-related project can continue with their other operations.