<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=167090217399218&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Skip to content
    December 1, 2016

    Temporary Power Products for Your Job Site: 7 Key Questions to Ask

    Ensuring the safety and compliance of your electrical installation, whether permanent or temporary, is crucial in any job site. While adhering to codes, standards, and regulations is a must, taking into consideration logistical factors is equally important when selecting the right temporary electrical safety products. By asking key questions beyond regulatory requirements, you can better assess the specific needs of your project.

    Planning for temporary power distribution is essential. Consider the portability, efficiency, and safety of the equipment you will use to support your contract. Assess the environment of your project - is it hazardous or non-hazardous, confined space, indoors, or outdoors? Determine the size and functions of your crew, the power demands, and the types of equipment and tools being utilized.

    Evaluate the available power sources on your job site - whether it's existing facility power, utility pole power, or generator-supplied power. Determine if you require step-down transformation, distribution power, or both. Assess the safety of your job site and ensure that the equipment you use is manufactured by a reputable company with ISO-quality systems and NRTL product certifications for code compliance.

    If needed, seek assistance with design and layout services from an electrical safety manufacturer like Ericson. Their engineering team can help you schematically lay out your design and select the appropriate temporary safety product solutions for your job site. By working with experts in the field, you can reduce stress and minimize risks associated with temporary electrical installations.


    1. Did you plan for temporary power distribution?

    • Do you have equipment that is code compliant, efficient, portable and safe to support your contract?

    2. What is the environment of your project?

    • Hazardous environment?
    • Non-hazardous
    • Confined Space
    • Outside?
    • Inside?

    3. How large of a crew will you have, and what types of functions will they be performing?

    • What are your peak and nominal power demands?
    • What type of equipment and tool power that is being used?

    4. What type of power is available on your job site?

    • Existing facility power?
    • Utility pole power?
    • Generator-supplied power?

    5. Do you need step-down transformation or distribution power or both?

    6. How safe is your job site?

    • Is your equipment built by a manufacturer with an ISO-quality system along with NRTL product certifications supporting code compliance?

    7. Do you need complimentary assistance with design and layout services?

    There’s a lot to think about when selecting the right temporary lighting solutions. By working with an electrical safety manufacturer that provides engineering services, such as Ericson, you can greatly reduce your stress and risk.  Ericson’s engineering team will schematically lay out your design and choose the correct reliable temporary safety product solutions for your job site.


    More from the blog

    View All Posts