Edmonton Electrician | Safety Questions to Ask Electricians

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One of the most important things that someone should take into consideration when hiring an Edmonton electrician is whether they can work safely or not. It is important to verify that the electrician has the skills needed to do the job whether it is commercial, residential or industrial, and that they have all of the licenses, insurance and permits to do the job, but they also need to ensure that whichever electrician or any contractor that they are hiring for any jobsite also has a focus on working safely, keeping the jobsite safe, and ensuring the safety of all others on the jobsite whether they are working it or not. Therefore, there are several things that people should take into consideration when hiring there electrician.

It is very important to ensure that whichever Edmonton electrician a person hires, that they are very knowledgeable at what they do. And part of that base of knowledge, is ensuring that they have all of the knowledge and awareness to work safely. One great tool that contractors can use to verify that they are working safely are checklists. Checklists to ensure that they have all of the materials needed to do the job, a checklist to verify they have all of the tools as well, a checklist to verify that they have all of the safety equipment. Great contractors can also use checklists to verify that their tools are in good working order, and so is all of their safety equipment. Great safety procedures do not need to be a specific certified program in order for it to work. As long as when asked, and Edmonton electrician can describe their safety programs or safety procedures, that should give reassurance to the person hiring them that they think about it.

However, people who are hiring an Edmonton electrician should be reassured if they see that they have COR certification. This stands for certificate of recognition, and is awarded to companies who not only have developed their own safety programs, but they have demonstrated this to a governing body that they have met established safety standards, and there safety programs allow them to work safely on a regular basis. While this does not specify that they use a specific safety system, it does mean that a governing body has verified that whatever procedures or protocols they have in place allow them to work safely. A good rule of thumb that not only contractors, but Edmonton electrician and the people hiring them should keep in mind is if they cannot work safely, they should not be working at all.

Not only is it very important for an Edmonton electrician to work safely, but it is also the responsibility of the person hiring them to verify that as well. If everyone has a focus on working safely, then the jobsite will be safe. By making it a pointed effort to ask whichever contractor is going to be working on the site whether it is an industrial, commercial or residential job, no matter how big or small it is, that they can talk about their safety programs easily, and be able to demonstrate that they can work in such a way that limits risk.

Edmonton Electrician | Safety Questions to Ask Electricians

One of the most important things that someone should be verifying is if the jobsite is safe when hiring an Edmonton electrician. This is important to matter how big or small the job is, if it is a job that is going to take several tradespeople several days, weeks, or even months. Or, if it is a small job that requires one contractor for a part day. It is important that not only whichever contractor is hired to do a job can work safely, but no matter how big or small the job is, that they do not get complacent. Therefore, it is very important to ensure that they have a safety program, safety protocols or safety procedures in place that they can and do use consistently. It is not just enough to say that they can work safely, but they should be able to demonstrate and describe specifically what they do consistently to achieve that goal.

One great checklist that an Edmonton electrician can use is called a field level hazard assessment, or a field level risk assessments. These checklists are used by any contractor coming onto a job sites, every single time they walk onto it. This requires them to scan the entire jobsite before setting foot on it and documenting any hazards. Hazards could be things such as broken glass, wet or greasy floors, tripping hazards, or overhead hazards. Once the document these hazards, they are then required to clean up hazards and document what they have done. This is to ensure that they can work safely as soon as they walk onto the jobsite. If all contractors do this prior to walking onto a jobsite, they can verify that they are working as safely as they can.

Another important determining factor if the Edmonton electrician is able to work safely, is if they have liability insurance or not. The first thing that people should understand, is if their Edmonton electrician does not have insurance, they should not be on a jobsite. This includes WCB. If they do not have insurance or WCB, this is typically a red flag that often indicates they probably are not licensed as well. Having insurance and WCB ensures that even if everyone works with safety in mind, if something unexpected happens, like someone getting injured, or a jobsite getting damaged, the insurance will be able to cover the damages, and the WCB can take care of the people. This should be a very important determining factor in hiring an Edmonton electrician, is if they can keep their people safe as well as the jobsite.

If people not only look at skill, satisfied customers but also ability to work safe when hiring an Edmonton electrician, the can be assured that they will do a great job, and work safely for the benefits of everybody, not just on the jobsite but for the person hiring them as well.

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