Electrical design plays a big part in in avoiding any sort of electrical accidents. In an industrial factory, this is essential, given the work your employees do and the amount of electrical power needed to operate the plant. If you need to update your electrical systems while simultaneously avoiding electrical accidents, here is how you can do just that.
Increase Power Output First
Just like you would in an old home, increase your power output to avoid power outages and power shortages. This may mean increasing the ability of your generators to produce power, or adding generators to the ones your plant already has. It is essential that you do this first, prior to updating machinery and equipment. In this manner, you avoid employee injuries because they are not trying to make machines work and then ending up losing digits and limbs when the power suddenly surges on again.
If you had planned to update machinery, do so after you have increased the plant's ability to produce more power. Many modern pieces of production equipment require more power than the old machines, even though the modern machines use it more efficiently. As you update the machinery, have your electrical engineers keep track of where all the wires and connections are located. This prevents electrocution injuries to employees by keeping them away from exposed lines.
Electrical Wiring Design
It is often best to run electrical wiring overhead to avoid coming into contact with wires or accidentally spilling liquids on them. It also helps to prevent trips and falls because employees are not catching their feet on the wires and cables running along the ground. If you have to have wires, cables, and/or cords underfoot, consider taping them down or running them underground to prevent these types of electrical accidents.
If you do not have an in-house electrical engineer, consider hiring one. Projects such as the ones above require continuous work and monitoring by an electrical expert. If you only need an electrical engineer for big projects, hire an outside contractor. Otherwise, you could hire a temporary or part-time electrical engineer for electrical projects, electrical safety design, etc.
Additionally, be sure to hire someone with industrial electrical experience, such as from Albarell Electric Inc. The electrical systems in a plant are very different from other commercial electrical needs. Hiring someone who has done only residential electrical design will not be effective for your needs.