A contractor wishing to take advantage of the ability to make and use their own extension cords needs to go to extra lengths to assure everything possible is done to assure the cords do not result in harm to anyone on the worksite. A job made cord may be superior in nearly every way to a purchased cord but if it is associated with a workplace injury there will likely be extra scrutiny of the cord.
The Nifty Tools’ CordControl System can help demonstrate the care you’ve taken to assure a safe workplace.
First, care should be taken with all extension cords to assure the integrity of the cord near the plug in is preserved whether the cord is purchased commercially or us made on site. A CordControl unit utilized at or near the electrical source relieves strain on the connection between the plug and the source helping to make sure cords last longer and, are less likely to fail.