Video Review: Electrical safety
Hey guys, in this post we will be doing a little review and breakdown on a video about a VERY important topic. I know a lot of people who come across our blog may already be pretty experienced in the field but further training on safety is never a bad thing. This video is not our video and we are just reviewing it, thanks Schneider-Electric on Youtube.
This video is a great tool when it comes to teaching about the risks of electricity and promoting electrical safety awareness. The video opens with a warning explaining that while the video is focusing on identifying hazards around electricity you should never stop considering all the other safety aspects around the worksite! It identifies that training is the key to safety, inadequate training is the cause of many workplace accidents and injuries and you should never be complacent in the workplace. This is an essential point when considering safety, not just in this area but in all areas. Safety is everyone’s responsibility and ignoring something or assuming something isn’t your problem is a horrible mistake to make.
The video, in my opinion, has a really comprehensive list of topics that it goes through. It lists everything out in a great and easy to follow order and it is interesting enough to hold your attention. It has a section on hazard assessments, which if you have had any experience in a workplace you know are an essential tool for any safe environment. The lockout tagout system is also covered, if any work is being done on an electrical system and needs to have its power shut off, this will help ensure that it is not switched back on while you are still working.
One thing people forget about is to check their tools regularly, people often assume the tools they are using every day will still be fine, this is not always the case. The video has a really good list of all the hazards you should be watching out for while you are working, it has great explanations about them also.
Overall I recommend this video to anyone who wants to know a little more about electrical safety awareness. My only criticism is that maybe the music is a little too dramatic in some parts of the video, but hey I could be wrong. Safety is the most important thing in the workplace maybe that warrants some climactic music.