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Transformer Installation Safety, Part 1

Important considerations when installing a transformer.

Your first step in transformer safety: methodically evaluate the work area for safety issues. Where are the fire exits? Are there tripping or slipping hazards? Is foot traffic expected? How much work time will you have if you rope the area off?

The following are especially critical if the transformer is going into a vault: Is there sufficient working space? What emergency notification systems are in place? Will there be energized equipment nearby? What PPE do you need?

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