While recently attending site, one of our engineers came across this burnt switch panel creating a significant hazard and risk of further damage.
An electrical switch panel is a piece of equipment that distributes electric power from one or more sources of supply to several smaller load circuits. It is an assembly of one or more panels, each of which contains switching devices for the protection and control of circuits fed from the switchboard. The main purpose of the board is to control the flow of power. It divides the main current supplied to it into several smaller chunks and distributes it to the devices.
Hazards like these can be easily prevented with regular inspection and testing. To help prevent electrical hazards on your site, you can follow these tactics:
🔍 Regular inspections of power boxes, breakers, and switches
🔍 Education on the safe use of all electrical equipment
🔍 Training related to the signs of an electrical hazard
🔍 Consistent maintenance performed by a licensed electrician
The duty holder at his site was quickly notified, an electrical danger notification was issued, and a plan was set in place to rectify and resolve the hazard.