Electrical Safety Guidelines

To avoid electrical shock, follow these recommendations:

Check for possible hazards in the work area, such as moist floors, ungrounded power extension cords, and missing or doubtful safety grounds.

Do not work alone if potentially hazardous conditions exist in your work space.

Never assume that power is disconnected from a circuit. Always check the circuit before starting work

Locate the emergency power-off switch for the room in which you are working so that if an electrical accident occurs, you can quickly turn off the power

Ensure equipment is correctly protected with a fuse or circuit breaker.

The power supply battery can have a short-circuit current capacity of many hundreds of amps. If short circuited before the fuse or circuit breaker, the resultant flashover can cause serious burn injuries. Ensure battery terminals and leads are suitably shielded against accidental short circuit.

Install equipment in compliance with the international or national electrical codes.