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Dangerous Electrical Hazards in Commercial Buildings

Businesses that operate daily probably don’t think much about the electrical aspects of the commercial building. The primary reason for this can be that these building aspects are pretty much out of sight anyway. Unfortunately, electrical hazards in commercial buildings are prevalent.

Faulty Electrical Design

A faulty electrical design is a significant problem for older electrical systems. An electrical system design depends on the age of the building. If the commercial building is already old, the electrical system probably has a design that meets very outdated electrical safety codes.

Wet Areas and Improper Handling

It doesn’t matter whether it is as simple as flicking a light switch or picking up a hedge trimmer– electricity and water don’t go together. It might surprise you that workers get electrocuted because they operate an electrical circuit with wet fingers.

Exposed wiring

Exposed wiring poses two types of dangerous hazards– a naked wire with no isolated current; and a threat from a wire that causes a tripping hazard such as extension cords. An exposed wire hanging from the ceiling or at the back of a cupboard is dangerous.

Overloaded Circuits

Overloaded circuits due to old wiring are one of the most dangerous electrical hazards in a commercial building.

Commercial buildings are often busy since they accommodate people, whether they are office buildings or condominiums. Hence, the same should be safe from electrical hazards. Ensuring that commercial building occupants are well-informed about dangerous electrical hazards can lessen the risks of accidents and injuries. Moreover, it can help include access doors that can help hide electrical wirings instead of trailing on the floor.


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