User:Paulscherbel/Safety Best Practices (meetinghouse technology)
When doing any work in your meetinghouse relating to setting up technology, such as going through crawl spaces or drilling holes to run cables through walls or ceilings, it's important that you take appropriate safety precautions. It is very important that any such work done to a meetinghouse is done only by qualified personnel in conjunction with the facilities manager. You may choose to hire a contractor to perform such work, if necessary.
Adhering to local code and church standards
Be very careful when working with electricity. Never work with electricity beyond plugging things in and unplugging them, unless you are properly trained to do so.
Falling through ceilings and crawl spaces
If you are working in ceilings, attics, or crawl spaces, be very careful not to step in areas of the ceiling that you could fall through. Don't send an untrained youth into a tiny crawl space in the attic, where he or she could easily step through the ceiling and fall to the floor.
When working in dusty areas or in places with exposed insulation, it is advisable to wear a dust mask.
In certain situations it may also be advisable to wear additional protective clothing, gloves, boots, and eye protection.