Electrical Safety is Priority #1

electrical safetySince 1984, Coulson Electric has kept an emphasis on safety and employee education. Coulson Electric is proud to say that we have not had a recordable accident in our company’s 30 year history. Coulson Electric understands that accidents are unpredictable and are sometimes caused by lack of carelessness or from workmanship. We strive to educate our employees in the latest safety practices and equipment so they can provide a safe working environment and produce quality results. We provide our employees with the NFPA 70E Electrical Safe Work Practices training as well as ongoing training from the Oklahoma Safety Council. Our employees are certified and licensed in the state of Oklahoma.

Electrical hazards often cause burns, shocks, electrocution and even death. To reduce the risk of an accident or electrical fire Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends you:

  • Replace or repair damaged or loose electrical cords.
  • Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets.
  • Homes with small children—tamper resistant outlet covers.
  • Consider adding additional circuits or outlets by a qualified Tulsa electrician.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Only one high-wattage appliance per outlet.
  • Place lamps on a level surface away from flammable materials— use bulbs with the recommended wattage.
  • Check for ground fault circuit interrupters in the kitchen, bathroom(s), laundry, basement, and outdoor areas.
  • Do not use equipment that has been damaged or modified.
  • Always use appliances according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Never clean your computer monitor while the computer is on.

If outlets or switches feel warm, or you have frequent problems with blowing fuses, tripping circuit breakers, flickering or dimming lights, call a qualified Tulsa electrician immediately. Electrical failure is the leading cause of house fires each year. Fire awareness is the key to protecting your family. Most deaths involve children and the elderly. Kitchen accidents, space heaters, chimney fires, faulty electrical wiring, and smoking are the leading causes of house fires. Here are some tips to help keep your family safe.

  • Stop smoking.
  • Install smoke detectors.
  • Plan two escape routes.
  • Never leave a flame burning.
  • Know how to extinguish a fire.
  • For oven fires—close the door and turn off the oven.
  • Use a lid to smother a stovetop fire.
  • Post emergency phone numbers.
  • Teach children 911

Teaching your children fire safety can protect them from danger. Children need to know not to play with matches or lighters due to the risk of burns to their skin. If you must have lighters or matches in your home be sure to store them out of sight and reach from your children. Teach your children what they should do if they smell smoke or hear a smoke alarm. Keep low, cover your face and move swiftly to the closest exit. Have your children practice escaping from a fire. Remember to place pots and pans on the rear burner of the stove and always turn handles inward so they are not accessible to toddlers. Keep the cords for crockpots, coffee makers, and deep fryers out of the reach of small children. Also never leave young children alone.

When you’re having electrical issues, you deserve a company with a dedicated commitment to customer satisfaction. That’s why, at Coulson Electric, we offer our renowned electrical services 24 hours a day. If you have a concern or question about your home’s electrical system or if you want to request a service simply call us at 918-288-6288, or fill out the form on our request service page and one of our professionals will contact you.