Important! Home Electrical Safety Tips
By Emaratiya On 23 Jan, 2017 At 06:02 AM | Categorized As Who are you, woman, Your Home | No Comments
Electrocuted

Electrocuted

Electricity has become a part of our daily lives. Imagine your house with no electricity at night, everything is dull and feels so uncomfortable as we are used to using appliances that gives us joy and makes things easier, which basically consumes electricity. Almost all households nowadays use electricity and apart from using it, everyone at your home should be aware of the electrical safety tips to avoid risks of accidents. Below are the most important things you need to know:

Child Safety

Child Safety

Electric Shock

Electric Shock

ELECTRICAL PANELS, FUSES, AND OUTLETS

– If a fuse blows, turn off all appliances and lights that are on the circuit before changing the fuse.

– Use a flashlight. Don’t try to replace a fuse in the dark.

– Replace a fuse with another that has an identical rating.

– Loose fuses can overheat. If you have plug-type fuses, you should periodically check to make sure they’re snug.

– Never replace a fuse with a coin or other metal object.

– Use ground fault circuit interrupters on all outlets located outdoors.

Workplace Electrical Safety

Workplace Electrical Safety

CORDS, EXTENSION CORDS, AND PLUGS

– Pull the plug, not the cord, when disconnecting an electrical device.

– Never remove a plug when your hands are wet, or if you’re touching a metal object.

– The third prong of a plug exists for safety reasons. Do not break it off or bypass it.

– Use only three-pronged extension cords outdoors.

– Keep cords away from sources of heat and water.

– Cords and plugs that show signs of wear or damage need to be replaced. Stop using them immediately.

– Do not place a cord under a carpet, through a doorway, or anywhere that it could be stepped on.

– Always use extension cords that are properly rated for the amount of electricity you’ll be using.

– Extension cords are intended for temporary use. If you need a permanent solution, call an electrician.

– Coil up excess cord length and keep the coil intact with plastic ties or Velcro straps.

– Use a certified power bar if you need to plug multiple items into an outlet.

– Avoid overloading or Octopus connections.

Octopus Connection

Octopus Connection

ELECTRICAL DEVICES, APPLIANCES, AND POWER TOOLS

– Unplug the toaster before prying out that stuck toast.

– Unplug your electrical gadgets when they’re not in use.

– Keep your electrical devices away from sources of water.

– If you use an electric lawnmower, only cut the grass when it’s dry and never when it’s raining.

– Insist on appliances and tools that have been electrically certified by your country.

Electrical Appliances Safety

Electrical Appliances Safety

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