Penndel, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/04/2015 -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is full of history and culture. Unfortunately, that can translate into older homes in need of electrical work, and sometimes complete overhauls, to pass federal and state inspections. A-1 Electric is an organization of electricians that understand the laws governing electrical work, and they possess comprehensive knowledge of every element of electrical contracting around Philadelphia, PA. May was Electrical Safety Month, and A-1 Electric continues to promote electrical safety, both to property owners and the men and women that perform electrical work throughout Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
A-1 Electric works every year to promote worker safety throughout Bucks and Philly. They concentrate on setting the standards and precedents for best practices and customer expectations throughout the region. One way they do this is by promoting employee and employer safety through OSHA Outreach Training Programs, which "helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights."
There are two programs that A-1 Electric recommends all electricians attend: The OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 authorized training programs. The OSHA 10 program is a 10-hour long class intended for entry level workers, teaching them the basics of safety and self-preservation on the job. The OSHA 30 program is 30 hours long, and is intended for employers and experienced individuals in the field, teaching them about advanced safety techniques, outlining threats and sharing information on past injuries and catastrophes, as well as tactics to avoid them.
A-1 Electric would also like to offer some electrical safety tips for residents and property owners throughout Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
- Replace frayed and damaged cords of any kind.
- Do not run extension cords under carpets or through tight spaces like doorways.
- Carefully follow manufacturer's instructions when installing and plugging in appliances.
- Never use an outlet that feels warm to the touch—call an expert immediately.
- Place electrical appliances, especially fragile ones like lamps, on stable surfaces.
- For individuals with small children, tamper resistant (TR) electrical outlets are recommended.
- Don't overload electrical outlets.
- Ask a professional about installing Ground and Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters in a property, they will break a circuit and stop the flow of electricity when something goes awry.
A-1 Electric promotes safety every month of the year, but increases their efforts during Electrical Safety Month to raise awareness of the dangers that electricians face every day. For more information on A-1 Electric and the services they provide, contact them today. Reach out to A-1 Electric by phone at 800.401.6114, or send them an e-mail with questions and concerns at info@A-1-electric.com.
About A-1 Electric
A-1 Electric is an organization of Electrical Inspectors and Master Electricians operating out of Penndel, Pennsylvania. They service Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with electrical underwriting, reintroduction of service, installation of electrical infrastructure and implementation of electrical equipment. They also offer complete electrical inspection and authorization consulting services certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, all local AHJs (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) and all PA electrical utilities.
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Their customer support team also offers emergency support for all customers, 24-hours a day. Anyone suffering from bad electrical infrastructure or loss of service is advised to contact A-1 Electric as soon as they can.
For more information, please visit: http://www.a-1-electric.com/ or call them at 800-401-6114.