Electrical Troubleshooting can be hazardous. Ensure you take the proper precautions and regulation. Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard, exposing employees to electric shock, electrocution, burns, fires and explosions.
There are numerous regulations, which have been developed to keep the worker safe while on the job. These regulations which are typically developed by government and other regulatory bodies, can vary from region to region depending on the jurisdiction and even from company to company. Be sure you are familiar with the regulations that apply to you some of the things these regulations may address are:
• What distance you must maintain from live electrical apparatus. This distance is dependent on the
voltage level and training.
• What type of safety equipment must be worn when performing certain troubleshooting tasks?
• What type of test equipment must be used and under what conditions?
• What special work procedures are required to perform various tasks?
• What training is needed to perform various tasks? For example, a person with specific training is allowed to be closer to live electrical apparatus than an untrained person.