You might have noticed we always stress safety. It only makes sense: electricity is a powerful force that can cause fires, shocks, and death. Taking it seriously is absolutely paramount, especially for electrical professionals. You should take electricity seriously, too. One way to protect your
To start this blog about circuit breakers (and broken circuits), let's start in Borneo. Obviously. See, there's this ant in Borneo, the Colobopsis saundersi, that blows itself up whenever it’s seriously threatened. Seriously. Let's say there are a bunch of these ants, just hanging around the
Last century, Men Without Hats had a hit song called "Safety Dance." One line is "And I can act like an imbecile." Sure, you can act like an imbecile when you dance. But if you do that when you're working with electricity, you could lose more than your hat. Here are a few safety rules the pros
Some folks take a shower before work, others clean up after. If you think the worker who gets their hands dirty is an "unskilled laborer," you don't know what it takes to be an electrician. Come on. Just look at the training. And, we're hiring! Becoming an Electrician The path to becoming
The bad news: in 2017, there were over 1,319,500 fires caused by electrical problems. These fires resulted in 3,400 deaths, 14,670 injuries, and $23 billion in damages. The good news: if you keep an eye out for the warning signs, you can prevent these kinds of fires. What kind of warning signs?
To Be Safe, Follow The Code If you read The National Electrical Safety Code blog you learned that the NESC sets a safety standard for installing, operating, and maintaining electrical power and communication utility systems. The NESC covers how to properly maintain power substations, power and
The National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) is the US standard for the safe installation, operation, and maintenance of electric power and communication utility systems. It covers how to properly install and utilize power substations and power overhead and underground lines. With that kind of