Personnel should constantly be on the alert for any signs which might indicate a malfunction of electric equipment. Besides the more obvious
visual signs, the reaction of other senses, such as hearing, smell, and touch, should also make you aware of possible electrical malfunctions. Examples of signs which you must be alert for are: fire, smoke, sparks, arcing, or an unusual sound from an electric motor. Frayed and damaged cords or plugs; receptacles, plugs, and cords which feel warm to the touch; slight shocks felt when handling electrical equipment; unusually hot running electric motors and other electrical equipment; an odor of burning or overheated insulation; electrical equipment which either fails to operate or operates irregularly; and electrical equipment which produces excessive vibrations are also indications of malfunctions. When any of the above signs are noted, they are to be reported immediately to a qualified technician. DO NOT DELAY. Do not operate faulty equipment. Above all, do not attempt to make any repairs yourself if you are not qualified to do so. Stand clear of any suspected hazard and instruct others to do likewise.
Warning Signs - They have been placed for your protection. To disregard them is to invite personal injury as well as possible damage to equipment. Switches and receptacles with a temporary warning tag, indicating work is being performed, are not to be touched.
Working Near Electrical Equipment - When work must be performed in the immediate vicinity of electrical equipment, check with the technician responsible for the maintenance of the equipment so you can avoid any potential hazards of which you may not be immediately aware.
Authorized Personnel Only - Because of the danger of fire, damage to equipment, and injury to personnel, all repair and maintenance work on electrical equipment shall be done only by authorized persons. Keep your hands off of all equipment which you have not been specifically authorized to handle. Particularly stay clear of electrical equipment opened for inspection, testing, or servicing.
Circuit Breakers and Fuses - Covers for all fuse boxes, junction boxes, switch boxes, and wiring accessories should be kept closed. Any cover which is not closed or is missing should be reported to the technician responsible for its maintenance. Failure to do so may result in injury to personnel or damage to equipment in the event accidental contact is made with exposed live circuits.