Electrical Safety Safety

Electrical Safety

Ground-Fault-Circuit-Interrupters (GFCI)

  1. Each location shall conduct a survey to determine, per local regulations or consensus standards, all circuits requiring the installation of GFCIs.
  2. Anytime an extension cord set is used, the extension cord set shall be protected by a GFCI.
  3. GFCIs shall be used anytime extension cord sets are used for construction or maintenance tasks.
  4. Portable GFCIs used in construction and maintenance activities shall be inspected and tested prior to each use. Any damaged GFCIs shall be immediately removed from service.
  5. Permanently mounted GFCIs, shall be inspected on a quarterly basis and/or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. A portable GFCI shall be plugged directly into a receptacle and an extension cord shall be plugged into the portable GFCI. Ensure that hands are not wet when plugging or unplugging cords.
  7. Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), low voltage, and/or double-insulated tools will be used in construction and wet locations and on all extension cord fed portable power tools.