Saturday, October 9, 2021

Alternating Current VS Direct Current Toolbox Talks

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Following are some of the main points to prepare toolbox talks for the Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC)


  1. Make a proper review of any accidents/incident or near miss from the previous week/near past.
  2. Explain the project or work-related hazards and possible risks. 
  3. Clearly explain SAFE way of doing the job.


  1. It's not the voltage that kills, but the current. There are 2-types of Electrical Current (EC) utilized in construction or developing-Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC). 
  2. Alternating Current (AC) changes its direction of travel many times a second. 
  3. DC flows in only one direction. 
  4. AC is the type of electricity used at most construction sites and in homes because it can be transformed to lower voltages and transported long distances without losing much power.
  5. Voltage, by its very nature, is a manifestation or demonstration of potential energy. 
  6. Both Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) currents can be deadly.
  7. 100 volts AC in the home and as little as 42 volts DC have killed people. 
  8. The actual measurement of a shack's intensity depends in the real amount of current (in Milli-amperes) forced through the human or live body.
  9. Various Electrical device utilized on a House Wiring Circuit (HWC) can, under certain environmental conditions or circumstances allow a fatal or deadly quantity or amount of current to flow. 
  10. Always use safe work practices and take all safety measures when working around electricity of any voltage.
  11. Any voltage is considered to be capable of delivering dangerous amounts of current.
  12. Use The ground-fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI, (it protects against the most common form of electrical shock hazard) and an assured equipment grounding program on all circuits in construction.

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Alternating Current VS Direct Current Toolbox Talks 

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