Safety is the top priority for cable and harness shops. Practices are put in place to protect workers from all sorts of hazards. Whether being injured from improper use of tools or materials to being safe around electricity, cable and harness shops want to make sure no one is hurt in any way.
The following ideas can help workers stay safe, especially during testing. Cirris testers are built to keep workers safe, but there are still steps shops can take to help ensure no one is injured in any way.
- Training: Make sure every employee is trained on how to use the equipment and what to do if something should go wrong. Don’t let employees use the equipment until they have been properly trained on how to use it.
- Process: Create processes that avoid hazards. You might be tempted to create a shortcut, but if it compromises safety, it isn’t worth it.
- Preparation: Keep emergency equipment available in the best possible locations. Make sure people are trained and prepared to respond to emergencies.
- Inform: Make sure all employees are alerted to potential hazards. This may mean displaying signs and other visible indicators such as lights.
- Limitations: Create boundaries to block people from certain areas—especially high voltage testing areas.
- Plan: Keep a plan in place in case something should go wrong. Make sure all employees know about this plan and are prepared to carry out safety procedures.
- Maintain: Keep all tools and equipment in proper working order. For example, keeping testers calibrated.
Implementing these ideas will help keep employees safe. For more ideas about testing and safety, click the link below to be brought to the Cirris article, “Ideas for Improving Hipot Safety.”