No one wants to end up regretting not being safe when it comes to electricity, it can seriously harm you if you’re not careful, so here are some pieces of electrical safety advice.
- Be Sensible with Wires – make sure you don’t have wires and cables in places they shouldn’t be, like under carpets and rugs, keep checking on a regular basis that your cables and wires are in good condition.
- Unplug for Repairs – when you try to repair electrical appliances yourself, make sure that you unplug them before doing so, your safety should come before a quick fix.
- Repair or Replace – if a wire, cable or plug socket is damaged or faulty, then firstly stop using it for your immediate safety, and secondly you should get them repaired or replaced in order to keep your home safe.
- Keep Appliances away from Water – most people are very aware that when water and electricity meet, it’s not a safe environment for anything, so make sure that you avoid having electrical devices and appliances near water. Keep machines away from sinks and avoid using mains powered appliances in the bathroom.
- Avoid Overcrowding Sockets – having too many devices taking power from the same plug socket can be dangerous, spreading out the plugs you use on a regular basis can make your home significantly safer.