Because mobile generators are a common piece of equipment on oil and drilling jobsites, they are often not treated with enough caution. As a result, an average of one worker is electrocuted on the job every day each year. Understanding the inherent dangers of electrical equipment and how to lessen those risks is the foundation of working safely.
Mobile generators, in particular, present different risk factors than stationary generators because of their ability to be transported between jobsites. During transport, a mobile generator’s external and internal components are often exposed to rough conditions that have the potential to jar, jostle, rub and loosen machine connections. Practicing specific steps and checks between every job can lessen the electrical risks of operating a mobile generator for you and the members of your crew.