· Have a detailed demo plan created and reviewed prior to the start of any demolition.
· Don’t always assume that buildings are energized according to codes. The main power supply to a building may not be the only source of power going into it. Identify the primary power supply and look for potential secondary power supplies before giving an all clear.
· Conduct thorough testing of outlets and equipment after the power supply has been disconnected to verify all power has been terminated.
· If your company provides services for demolition projects, review your safety program to make sure it has detailed policies covering de-energize testing and verification along with identification of all potential power sources.