For AC repair in Melbourne FL, like us on Facebook!
For AC repair in Rockledge FL, visit us on Google!
 
Emergency Service
24 Hour • 7 Days
Call Us Today
(321) 259-2665
 

Flexible & Extension Cord Hazards

24/7 Emergency Service

Flexible & Extension Cord Hazards

Flexible Cords

With the wide use of power tools on construction sites, flexible extension cords often are necessary. Because they are exposed, flexible, and unsecured, they are more susceptible to damage than is fixed wiring. Hazards are created when cords, cord connectors, receptacles, and cord- and plug-connected equipment are improperly used and maintained.

Strain Relief

  • To reduce hazards, flexible cords must connect to devices and to fittings in ways that prevent tension at joints and terminal screws. Flexible cords are finely stranded for flexibility, so straining a cord can cause the strands of one conductor to loosen from under terminal screws and touch another conductor.

[29 CFR 1926.405(g)(2)(iv)]

Cord Damage

  • flexible cord may be damaged by door or window edges, by staples and fastenings, by abrasion from adjacent materials, or simply by aging. If the electrical conductors become exposed, there is a danger of shocks, burns, or fire.

[29 CFR 1926.405(a)(2)(ii)(I)]

Durability

  • The OSHA construction standard requires flexible cords to be rated for hard or extra-hard usage. These ratings are derived from the National Electrical Code, and are required to be indelibly marked approximately every foot along the length of the cord. Examples of these codes are: S, ST, SO, and STO for hard service, and SJ, SJO, SJT, and SJTO for junior hard service.

[29 CFR 1926.405(a)(2)(ii)(J)]

Grounding

  • Extension cords must be 3-wire type so they may be grounded, and to permit grounding of any tools or equipment connected to them.

[29 CFR 1926.405(a)(2)(ii)(C)]

Wet Conditions

When a cord connector is wet, electric current can leak to the equipment grounding conductor, and to humans who pick up that connector if they provide a path to ground. Such leakage can occur not just on the face of the connector, but at any wetted portion. Limit exposure of connectors and tools to excessive moisture by using watertight or sealable connectors.

[29 CFR 1926.405(j)(1)(v)]


Source: U.S. Occupational Health & Safety Administration

24/7 Emergency Service • Call Us Today • (321) 259-2665 • or • Schedule Service Online
Contact Information
 
Address:  1947 N. Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone:  (321) 259-2665
Send Us a Message
Contractor Licenses
  • CAC1814074
  • EC0002671
  • EC13002226
  • CAC1814163
  • CAC1814969
 
Office Hours
 
Monday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  Closed
Monday - Friday:  8:00am - 4:30pm
24 Hour Emergency Service Available
Schedule an Appointment
 
Payment Options
 
For AC in Melbourne FL, we accept most major credit cards.
 
We accept check for Air Conditioner repair service provided in Rockledge FL.
We accept cash for Cooling repair service provided in Rockledge FL.
 
Financing Options
Like us on facebook for more info on our AC repair service in Melbourne FL
See what your neighbors think about our Air Conditioner service in Rockledge FL on Google Reviews.
Home   |   Email Us   |   Schedule Service   |   Get a Quote   |   Maintenance   |   Guarantees   |   Employment   |   Reviews   |   Search Site
Home   |   Email Us   |   Schedule Service
Get a Quote   |   Maintenance   |   Guarantees
Employment   |   Reviews   |   Search Site