The Importance of Keeping Your Job Site Equipment Dry

The Importance of Keeping Your Job Site Equipment Dry

Just because the weather is less than ideal doesn't mean the job site comes to a standstill. Manual laborers like construction workers or stagehands regularly work in the rain or damp post-rain conditions. While water doesn't make it impossible to work, it does make working harder and more hazardous, especially if your equipment gets sopping wet. Below, we explain why it's important to keep your job site equipment dry.

Increased Risk of Electrical Shock

Electricity and water don't mix. If you use electrical equipment on the job site, it's paramount to keep it dry. Water-damaged tools can shock you or spark a raging electrical fire that can harm people and damage property.

Clogged Equipment

Wet conditions can also increase the risk of clogging. For example, wet, clumpy sawdust can get stuck in a saw, or dirt and mud can coat a work vehicle's tires and immobilize it. Clogged equipment won't function at peak efficiency. In some cases, it may fail entirely, resulting in unexpected and costly downtimes.

Slippery Equipment

Another reason why it's important to keep your job site equipment dry is that excess moisture can make your tools slick and difficult to hold firmly. This makes you more likely to drop them, which can injure you. You can also hurt your fellow workers if you’re standing at an elevated height.

Reduced Equipment Longevity

Water can damage equipment in myriad ways; it can clog tools and cause electrical equipment to go haywire. Over time, this repeated wear and tear can drastically reduce the life span of your job site equipment.

If you need a foolproof method to keep your job site tools secure and dry in wet conditions, consider using one of Concert Shop's weatherproof hard cases from Seahorse Protective Equipment Cases. These cases are spacious and watertight, allowing you to protect your handheld tools from damaging moisture and other harsh conditions.