Lightning kills more people than tornadoes and hurricanes combined. And for each death caused by lightning, roughly 10 more people are injured. The majority of these lightning injuries leave victims with serious, life threatening injuries.
But the good news is that lightning death and injury can be prevented through lightning safety tips
At the very least, most people know the basics of lightning safety - “don’t go outdoors during a lightning storm,” or “stay away from tall trees when lightning strikes.” Thanks to public education, most people know and remember some main points regarding lightning safety.
But lightning protection for any industry is another game altogether.
It’s critical that employers, supervisors, and employees understand the dangers of lightning and have a lightning safety plan. Supervisors and workers should know in advance where a worksite’s safe shelters are and the time it takes to reach them. It only takes one strike to change your life forever.
Let’s discuss some key lightning safety tips for industries:
When lightning occurs and before lightning strikes your site, people need to be warned and moved to a safe place. Safe places are either indoors in a substantial, electrically grounded structure or in an enclosed vehicle.
Take the right decision, on time every time
Employers and supervisors should make it a habit to check local television, radio, and Internet weather reports, forecasts, and emergency notifications for all weather hazards and severe weather activity.
Resuming work in a timely manner
In addition to being able to evacuate an area safely in a timely manner, knowing when to resume activity is every bit as important. There can be great pressure to resume activity once it might "look" safe. But remember the threat of a lightning strike does not go away until at least 30 minutes has passed since the last thunder.
Lightning protection system
Utilize the wide assortment of LEC lightning prevention measures and keep them up to date and effective.
Consider how lightning could affect your workplace. Do you have adequate measures in place to control lightning damages? If not, Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. is just a call away.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC) serves its clients by installing and maintaining lightning protection systems (LPS), and prevention solutions. Equipped with over four decades of experience, LEC has provided successful support to over 90 countries and throughout the United States.