SAFETY AGAINST ELECTRICITY

Indoor Electrical Safety

  • Electric appliances should not be used when in contact with water.

  • All the electrical appliances which are not in use should be unplugged.

  • An electrical appliance should not be touched with a metal object.

  • It should be made sure that your hands are dry when using an appliance.

  • Clothes should not be hung and furniture should not be placed near an electric heater or a hot plate.

  • Electric heaters should be kept on a non-flammable levelled surface.

  • Appliance codes should be prevented from being in contact with the stove or other heated surfaces.

  • An electrical plug should not be pulled out by the cord.

  • Perished or cracked electrical cords must be replaced with new ones.

  • Electrical cords should be kept away from walking areas in the home.

  • Appliance cords should be safely kept away from the places where children and pets can reach.

  • Extension cords should be used minimally.

  • When replacing circuit breakers and fuses, correct sized devices should be used.

  • Outdoor wiring should be kept on a separate circuit.

  • With the exception of an electric plug, no object should be stuck into an outlet.

  • Do not run electrical cords under rugs and heavy furniture.

  • Do not overload outlets with too many appliances; make use of multiple outlets in the vicinity.

  • When outside, use only extension cords that are approved for outdoor use.

  • Protect outdoor outlets with protective, weatherproof covers.

  • Know the location of the main electrical switch in the home.

  • Never force a plug into an outlet.

  • Unplug all electrical appliances before repairing or cleaning.

  • Unplug an appliance that has fallen into water before attempting to retrieve it.

  • Never use any electric appliance on a wet surface, while in contact with water.

  • Use electrical appliances with three-pronged plugs.

  • Keep electric heaters at least four (4) feet from furniture and drapes.

  • Do not go to sleep with a heating pad or a space heater turned on.

  • Always unplug an appliance that overheats, and have it repaired by a professional.

  • Turn off a light before replacing the bulb


Outdoor Electrical Safety