Making good splices is a key component to our work, and one of the most important facets of the splice is the junction box. While most will never admit it, we’ve all made the occasional box faux pas. Exceeding the box capacity by a couple wires or making an extremely short wire work is vastly different then the installations in this gallery of fails.
An arc flash is a phenomenon where an electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to ground. The results are often violent and when personnel is in close proximity to the arc flash, serious injury and even death can occur. On Saturday March 28, there is going to be a free NFPA 70EArc Flash class. Some of the things covered will be:
What is and what are the results from an Arc Flash
Excitement was burning up the keyboards as Pete and The Eye were dreaming up this event for Hawkeye’s finest. In our minds’ eye, we pictured a highly competitive battle as onlookers cheered and raised their libations in celebration. A champion would be crowned and hoisted onto the shoulders of his co workers. The victor would battle in the name of Hawkeye, at the great battle, for supremacy. “Write it up, spread the word… this is gonna be awesome.” Smash cut to now. I am trying to find a way to present a retraction. Should it be humorous? Serious? Apologetic? It started out like:
What we have is a great example of the need for proper planning. When a job or task is set into motion without taking time to think it through, mistakes are almost a guarantee.
While I completely believe this, it feels a bit heavier than it should. We got excited, it’s a great pleasure to provide our Employees with fun opportunities. In our elation, we didn’t get all the information on the event. The two stumbling blocks were:
Getting a suitable Wire Off booth built at the shop in a timely manner.
Not being eligible to participate at the actual Wire Off. Participation is limited and we do not qualify.
So, there you have it. We will not be holding a Wire Off competition this year. However, stay tuned for more exciting opportunities… don’t worry, we don’t plan on retracting ALL of them.
Hawkeye is looking for someone to represent them in the 2015 12th annual IEC Wire off. Do you have the goods? Come on, you know you can do it… now is the time to prove it. On February 20 at 3pm, we will have a head to head competition at the shop to determine who will be Hawkeye’s represenitive at the Wire Off. If you are interested, give Pete a call @ 602-696-4402 or write to him @ email@example.com. We are limiting the competition to the first 10, so don’t wait, claim your spot today. If you know someone on your crew that ‘has what it takes’, sign him up. For the rest of you, come on down to the warehouse on Friday the 20th and watch your co workers battle it out for the honor to represent Team Hawk. Let’s get Team Hawk on the board!
An eye, the part of our physiology that allows us to see what’s in front of us… what’s around us. Our ability to see affords us the ability to navigate our world by gathering information to inform our decisions, plans and reactions. Use of our intuition, experience and knowledge are all brought together and implemented by the eye to allow us to be effective and efficient. As Hawkeye Electric grows, the need to connect to its valuable employees also grows. In an effort to create a connection to help guide and inform, Hawkeye has developed The Eye. The Eye is a newsletter that will serve as a hub of information and resources. Although The Eye is a web based blog through Hawkeye’s website, it will be distributed to everyone via e-mail. All the newsletters will be archived on the website into categories. As our newsletter grows over time, so will our online archive, providing a valuable resource for information. The Eye’s primary focus will be safety, company information and educational information. However, there are plans to include social components, product highlights and humor. For content ideas and feedback contact the newsletter admin @ firstname.lastname@example.org