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Module 5: Electrical and Housekeeping Copy

June 4, 2021

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  1. All temporary wiring, lighting, and so on must be placed only by qualified personnel in accordance with all codes and standards and protected by a GFCI device.
  2. Temporary systems are to be monitored and logged regularly
  3. Necessary repairs are to be made immediately upon discovery.
  4. Extension cords will be UL approved and rated for construction use
  5. Extension cords will be inspected for damage prior to use.
  6. Frayed or otherwise damaged cords must be removed from service.
  7. Cords must be protected from damage that could lead to ground fault or short circuit.
  8. Extension cords will be kept clear of aisles, passageways, and stairwells to avoid damage.
  9. Extension cords will not be fastened with staples, hung from nails, or over sharp edges.
  10. All portable electrical tools and devices will be disconnected at the end of each workday.

[/vc_column_text][bsf-info-box icon=”fas fa-fire-alt” icon_size=”32″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#d6d6d6″ pos=”left”]Extension cords should not be run through doorways where they could be crushed or cut by the door closing. Similar precautions apply to windows, manholes with hinged covers, and similar openings. If it is impractical to reach the work location except by running extension cords through such openings, provisions must be made to assure the door or other closure is not closed on the leads or hoses.[/bsf-info-box][vc_separator color=”custom” style=”double” border_width=”3″ accent_color=”#0d5981″][vc_custom_heading text=”Housekeeping and Fire Fighting Equipment” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%20Condensed%3A300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The contractor is responsible for daily clean up and disposal of all construction and personal debris. In addition, regular inspections must be done by the SSHO to assure¬† combustible items like waste, oily rags, and cardboard packaging aren’t allowed to accumulate.

Storage must also be attended to on a daily basis. Be mindful that all flammable and combustible materials are properly stored when not in use and at the end of each workday.

The contractor’s SSHO will also make sure there are no supplies or tools laying around work, storage, or transit lanes for vehicles.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_icon_list icon_size=”20″ icon_margin=”17″][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”fas fa-fire-extinguisher” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”rgba(13,89,129,0.33)” content_font_family=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:regular” content_font_style=”font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;” content_font_size=”desktop:17px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” content_font_color=”#000000″]Firefighting equipment will be provided on site.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”fas fa-fire-extinguisher” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”rgba(13,89,129,0.33)” content_font_family=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:regular” content_font_style=”font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;” content_font_size=”desktop:17px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” content_font_color=”#000000″]As a minimum, one fire extinguisher rated 2A:10B:C or greater will be available at each location where work is being conducted.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”fas fa-fire-extinguisher” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”rgba(13,89,129,0.33)” content_font_family=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:regular” content_font_style=”font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;” content_font_size=”desktop:17px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” content_font_color=”#000000″]Travel distance from any point in the work location will not exceed 100 feet.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”fas fa-fire-extinguisher” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”rgba(13,89,129,0.33)” content_font_family=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:regular” content_font_style=”font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;” content_font_size=”desktop:17px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” content_font_color=”#000000″]If the work area exceeds 200 feet in length, additional fire extinguishers must be provided to assure travel distance does not exceed 100 feet.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”fas fa-fire-extinguisher” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”rgba(13,89,129,0.33)” content_font_family=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:regular” content_font_style=”font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;” content_font_size=”desktop:17px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” content_font_color=”#000000″]Fire watches must be equipped with an adequate fire extinguisher of 4A:20B:C or better. or hose line, as appropriate.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][ultimate_icon_list_item icon=”fas fa-fire-extinguisher” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”rgba(13,89,129,0.33)” content_font_family=”font_family:Roboto|font_call:Roboto|variant:regular” content_font_style=”font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;” content_font_size=”desktop:17px;” content_line_ht=”desktop:19px;” content_font_color=”#000000″]In circumstances where steel structure may be heated by hot work to the point of igniting wood or other flammable materials that cannot be moved, it is advisable that the fire watch have available a hose or other source of water that can be used to cool the structure¬† periodically.[/ultimate_icon_list_item][/ultimate_icon_list][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_heading main_heading=”Module 5 Quiz” margin_design_tab_text=””]Please click the Module 5 Quiz link below to take the short quiz. When you’ve completed the quiz, we can start on Module 6, the last Module! Module 6 will cover the personnel duties involved in Fire Protection and Prevention. Good luck on the quiz and we’ll see you back here soon![/ultimate_heading][/vc_column][/vc_row]