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Electricians Insurance: Risks of working as an electrician

   |  May 23, 2016

A warning to electricians: Electricity can cause serious injury and can kill.

An electrician fixing a faulty electrical equipmentBeing exposed to faults which can start a fire or explosions has electrical hazards. Those who work with electricity, specifically electricians should be very cautious and mindful to the risks that goes with that kind of job.  You need to know how to manage electrical risks. This even includes the electrical equipment we use around the house.

Most common risk is being electrocuted. This can result to serious burns and even getting killed. This can give electricians permanent burns to internal tissues, skin and can even affect the heart depending on how long an electrician was electrocuted. Faulty  electrical equipment can also give injuries such as electric shocks, this can make an electrician fall of a ladder. Others can get sick, get muscle spasms, get nauseous, vomiting and palpitation.

Electricians are not the only ones exposed to accidents caused by faulty electrical equipment. Homeowners or anyone who are exposed to it can get injuries as well. A homeowner might plug in an equipment such as a blowdryer in a faulty socket and get electrocuted and might end up having serious injuries and can also cause damages in the house. Another common risk is a property can be caught on fire putting homeowners’ lives at risk.

One way of protecting yourself if you are an electrician or even a homeowner is to put on the right gear when handling electricity. You need to be aware of all the risks that exist in all your electrical equipment around you. Cover the sockets when not in use, unplug wires and make sure your kids never play with them. Another way is to also get an electricians insurance. Contractorliability.com can find the best quotes for you. Just simply fill up the quote request form or call us at (866)-225-1950 and we’ll gladly help you out.

Published: August 27, 2014

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