During a recent home inspection, Ashi-Certified Inspector Scott T. identified a crucial electrical panel safety concern. To ensure personal safety when assessing the electrical panel, Scott emphasized a key practice: touch it with the back of your hand, avoiding any form of grasping.
This safety measure is essential because touching the panel with the back of your hand minimizes the risk of your fingers involuntarily clenching if an electrical shock were to occur. In such an event, involuntary clenching could result in prolonged contact with the electrified surface, leading to serious injuries.
By adhering to this practice, inspectors and individuals can help mitigate potential electrical hazards and prioritize personal safety during inspections or any interaction with electrical panels. Scott T.'s expertise underscores the importance of safety protocols to ensure a secure environment when dealing with electrical systems.