Stay Mindful in the Office: High-Voltage Power Safety
Is Your Office Safe From High-Voltage Power?
Electricity powers our offices and homes, providing a source of energy to our daily bustle. While we often don’t pay mind to the surge of electricity constantly circulating around us, it’s wise to take a step back and think about safety. Is your office prepared for an electricity failure? Do your employees know how to remain safe around high-voltage power? At Apollo Electric, we are long-time experts in electrical safety and wanted to offer our clients a few tips.
What is High-Voltage Power?
The term “voltage” describes the difference in electrical potential between two points. A high-voltage power supply is a power conversion circuit that converts low voltage potential into high voltage potential. Once a voltage reaches about 62Vdc, safety hazards are much more prevalent. In short, high-voltage power is anything that has the potential to cause severe harm.
High-voltage power typically exists in only one part of an office or home – the interconnection between your space and the main power grid. Most people won’t come into contact with high-voltage power, but if you do, there are some precautions you should take.
- Ensure that only authorized employees work around the high-voltage supply.
Employees that are not well-versed in electrical configurations should not attempt to manipulate any power supplies. The best safety precaution is to leave the high-voltage power problems to the professionals.
- Label high-voltage entrances and all related equipment.
If your office has a supply of high-voltage power in an easily accessible place, be sure to appropriately label the entryway. You don’t want unaware employees wondering into the volatile space.
- Display emergency shutdown instructions.
Be sure to include a detailed shutdown guide, complete with relevant phone numbers to call in the event of an emergency. If your team works in a medical office, chances are high-voltage systems could interfere with other electricity within the office. Ensure your employees know the proper precautions to take.
While it’s unlikely that your team will encounter a high-voltage power emergency, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Apollo Electric encourages all our clients to take proper electrical precaution in their workspace. For more tips on how to remain safe amidst the electrical configurations of your office, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Apollo Electric is committed to providing top-notch electrical services to residential homes and commercial offices alike. Reach out today to learn more!