Being an Electrician is one of the more dangerous jobs you can choose. You are working with high voltage electricity and must pay close attention the entire time you are working. It can be stressful.
Accidents while working on electrical lines or in homes can result in injury and even death and it only takes one wrong move and a split second for it to happen. Electricians are highly trained and very proficient at what they do. Even still they find themselves working in extreme temperatures, dealing with corroded homes – mold and asbestos, they risk electric shock, electric smolders, fires, toxic chemicals, and can be prone to trip and falls, ladder-related accidents, forced to work in weird positions for long periods of time all while often being pressured by clients to fit the job to a constrained timeframe.
When your body is hit with an electrical current it runs through your entire body. The voltage itself does not kill you, the current does. Only a small amount can lead to the heart-stopping heart resulting in death.
Electricians who fall prey to an accident on the job may experience:
All are very dangerous signs that you need medical attention as soon as possible.
Using safe practices is the best way to avoid accidents in the workplace. The thing is, electricity is volatile and can be unpredictable at times. While you know going into the field it’s a risky profession no one wants to be the one to have an accident that injures them, ends their career, or possibly takes their life.
If you are an electrician or own an electrical installation company then you are fully aware of all of this. It is very imperative that you have your electrician insurance policy up-to-date and ready for any accidents that may occur.
No one wants an accident to happen, but unfortunately, they do. Here at Centennial Insurance Services we will review your current policy and suggest anything to ensure your coverage fits your trade. Call us today at 239-247-5125 or submit a form online for a FREE quote at cisinsfl.com.