It may seem like common sense, but it’s important to make sure your grounding and bonding straps are working properly. It is essential that your clips are making a good connection.
- Ensure your clips are clean and clear of debris.
- Check to see that you are getting a solid metal-on-metal connection. If there is paint on the surface the clips connect to, make sure the clips are breaking through that paint.
- Inspect your grounding equipment regularly and take measurements with a multimeter to ensure there is a low resistance.
- Replace any clips or straps that are too rusted to perform properly
Remember that bonding and grounding serves an important safety purpose, and regularly checking up on the grounding and bonding straps can prevent sparks and explosions.
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