As a business owner, electrical safety should always be top of mind. Prevent electrical hazards in your workplace with these essential safety devices.
Available as circuit breakers and receptacles, AFCIs protect against electrical fires caused by malfunctions. An AFCI monitors electricity flow through circuits, and it will trip a circuit and cut off power should it detect a dangerous arc.
Commonly found in areas where appliances may come into contact with water (e.g. kitchens and bathrooms), GFCIs protect against electric shock. As a fast-acting circuit breaker, the device is designed to shut off electrical power within ten milliseconds in the event of a ground fault.
Surge-protective devices protect your appliances against sudden spikes in electrical current. Although they resemble standard power cords, they provide much more safety by limiting the electricity supply to appliances.