Lightning safety tips should be a priority at every outdoor facility and operation, where education is the single most important means to achieving this goal. And at LEC, our experts know that in order to solve a problem you must fully understand it – knowledge is always key.
So let’s share some knowledge by first debunking some myths and then sharing lightning strike safety tips:
As an employer, the number one rule would be to educate workers to always consider their own situational safety, and those who may find themselves exposed to the risk should always recognize and anticipate their exposure to a changing or high-risk situation, and where appropriate move to a lower-risk location.
Planning and preparation is the next key. Checking weather in advance will let you organize the day’s work well.
The next safest action would be to seek shelter in a well-constructed building.
But most often retreating to indoor safety is not an option or if your hair starts to stand on end and metal objects hum or buzz, you should make a swift retreat to another location as a strike may be imminent. During such situation:
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