Electrical Safety Month - Burnie & Les

Posted by Nick Schiltz on May 30, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Grace-BurnieLes_Oct-01.jpg
You didn't think we were going to have an Electrical Safety Month without a cameo from Burnie & Les, did you? After so many arc flash incidents with our clumsy pal, Burnie; Les made it his life goal to find a
 better and safer method of performing Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures, routine maintenance, and troubleshooting. The result was the Voltage Test Station (VTS).

This Permanent Electrical Safety Device (PESD) provides a visual representation of energy using the voltage indicator's LED lights combined with the ability to measure voltage presence or absence via the test points. Both components are conveniently placed within a UL rated protective housing.

As unfortunately common as it is, Burnie is the type of guy who is bothered by Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and elects to use it as little as possible. Despite repeated lectures from Les to ALWAYS use the recommended PPE based on their facility's electrical safety procedure, Burnie still tends to ignore the PPE guidelines from Table 130.7 (C)(16) of the NFPA 70E (2015).

In comparison to their methods in the past, with the VTS, Les found the answer to keeping people safer and assets secured. It's one thing to use warning labels to keep people away from voltage, but the ability to keep voltage away from people is truly a testament to Safety by Design. In order to test out the effectiveness of this PESD, they held a little competition, and Les made sure Burnie wore his PPE this time...Grace-BurnieLes_Oct-02_2.jpg


 

27336752_1605684076218638_2695133740983875979_n.png

Download the GracePESDs® eBook to learn the benefits beyond compliance of electrical safety and how fostering a safety culture affects the bottom line.

LinkedIn icon.jpgFacebook icon.jpgTwitter icon.jpgYouTube icon.jpg
connect with us


Have an great week!

Humpday_button
click me 

Topics: HumpDay Blog Entry


SUBSCRIBE

RECENT POSTS

ABOUT HUMPDAY

As the leading innovator in Permanent Electrical Safety Devices (PESD), we’re all about keeping people away from live voltage.

We care deeply for people and our weekly blog is a way we like to stay connected and give a break to those in our industry and beyond with what’s new at Grace, tidbits of fun, giveaways, and of course, electrical safety.

Subscribe to HUMPDAY and join the conversation!