Electricity – Ground Fault or Arc Fault

If you were asked, “Who discovered electricity?” What would be your answer? I’m almost positive (a little electric humor) that Benjamin Franklin and his kite flying tale comes to your mind. It wasn’t electricity that Ben discovered in 1752. It was the lightning rod. In 1800, Alessandro Volta constructed the first battery able to deliver…

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How to Install a Drain Field

Installing a septic system requires putting in a septic field. A drain field is the part of a septic system where the wastewater is dispersed into the soil for absorption and filtration. Installing one may seem difficult for the novice; however, when you have the knowledge and tools to do the job correctly, it is…

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How To Paint A Wooden Boat

One of the great increasing mysteries of today’s modern boatbuilding is the amount of hi-tech gobble-de-gook that the average home boat builder is expected to wade through when the time comes to paint the boat after the horrendous amount of sanding, fairing and hard work is (mostly) over and the fruits of your labour now…

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Ladder Safety Tips for a Step Ladder

Ladder safety starts at home. The habits of the family are generally passed onto the children. One of those habits is the use and often misuse of a Step Ladder. Even a Step Ladder can be dangerous if common sense is not used. There are 160,000 reported injuries each year from ladders, many of these…

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Working at Height – How to Develop a Rescue Plan

Rescue plans don’t have to be complex. Employers should implement a rescue plan that includes procedures for: Preventing prolonged suspension Performing rescue and treatment as quickly as possible Identifying suspension trauma signs and symptoms Management responsibility for safety needs to give careful consideration to the methodology of rescuing a fallen operative. Such considerations might include:…

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