ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRICITY SAFETY BASICS

ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRICITY SAFETY BASICS ARE GIVEN BELOW:

♦ Don’t use any appliance while you are touching metal or anything wet.
♦ Unplug appliances before cleaning or removing anything from them.
Teach children electrical safety rules,list “don’t fly kites near power lines”
Use plastic guards on electric outlets.
♦Repair any appliance that shocks you, sparks, or smokes.
♦Household appliances such as space heaters and televisions give
off heat. Do not place them near anything flammable.
♦Unplug heaters and irons when you’re not using them.
♦Plug power tools into grounded outlets installed with Ground Fault
Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs), to helpprevent shocks.
♦Install GFCIs in areas that can get wet. Also install weatherproof covers
on outdoor outlets.
♦Keep work areas clean. Oily rags,newspapers, and sawdust can burn
if an electric spark flies.
♦Check with your local utility before you dig or work near suspended
power lines.
♦If someone has been shocked,never attempt first aid until the current is no longer going through the body.
♦Have a qualified electrician inspect all wiring. Know the location of all
fuses and circuit breakers, and how to use them
♦Match the light bulb’s wattage rating to the lamp. Always opt for a light
bulb with wattage that’s equal to or less than the maximum wattage
listed.
♦Make sure you’re using the right size circuit breakers and fuses.
♦Be kind to you cords. Do not modify cords or use them incorrectly. Take
care to treat power cords gently. Never nail or tightly tack them down
and regularly check to make sure that they’re not pinched between or
underneath furniture.
♦Use only cords, connection devices,and fittings that are equipped with
strain relief.
♦Remove cords from receptacles by pulling on the plugs, not the cords.
♦Replace missing or broken wall plates. Wall plates protect your fingers from making contact with the electrical wiring behind them.
♦DO NOT bring a generator indoors.Be sure it is located outdoors in a
location where the exhaust gasescannot enter a home or building.
Good ventilation is the key.
♦Look for overhead power lines and buried power line indicators. Stay
at least 10 feet, or 3 meters, awayfrom overhead power lines and assume
they are energized.
♦Visually inspect all electrical equipment before use. Remove from
service any equipment with frayed cords, missing ground prongs,
cracked tool casings, etc.
♦Use double-insulated tools and ground all exposed metal parts of equipment.

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