Prioritize Safety with Commercial GFCI-Protected Cord Reels

December 20, 2023

The primary job of a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) is to monitor the flow of current between the electricity supply and the item being powered. Once there’s a difference exceeding a few milliamps, in a fraction of a second all electrical flow is shut off by the GFCI. Numerous commercial applications make use of GFCIs, and cord reels with built-in GFCI receptacles, to help save lives by protecting people from electrocution. This makes understanding how GFCI cord reels operate essential for anyone who works with electrical equipment. 

What Are GFCIs & How Do They Work? 

In simple terms, a leaking electrical current is interrupted by a GFCI. Cords plugged into a GFCI outlet are prevented from passing along a hazardous amount of electrical current by the device should a user accidentally contact the energized portion of the circuit. Using a GFCI, cords pass along a steady amount of current to the electrical equipment, cutting power if there’s an imbalance. This happens instantly when the electrical current varies by even 4 to 6 milliamps between the neutral conductors and the electrical line.

Alert Reel Manufacturing offers portable GFCI cord reels designed to ensure electrical safety on job sites. These GFCIs cater to the needs of various commercial or professional projects, from small-scale endeavors to large commercial ventures. They are UL-listed for safety and comply with NEMA standards and OSHA requirements.

GFCI Cord Reels for Construction & Other Commercial Applications 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates all manner of electrical equipment used in work environments. One of its health and safety regulations applies to construction sites, with requirements that certain types of outlets have a GSCI on cord reels to protect workers against electrical hazards. Cord reels that have this feature built-in provide better safety for workers and significantly decrease the risk of a potential OSHA violation when using electrical equipment. 

Contact the Trusted GFCI Cord Reel Manufacturers at Alert Reels

In the fast-paced world of work, having a dependable power source is crucial. That’s where Alert Reel Manufacturing comes in as a leading provider of ProReel Cord Reels and ShockStopper devices, ensuring the utmost safety and security on your job site. With our top-of-the-line ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), you can rest easy knowing that electrical hazards are effectively mitigated.To learn more about built-in GFCI for cord reels, contact the cord reel experts at Alert Reel Manufacturing.