Electricity can be dangerous!

It is always necessary to take proper precautions especially when in the vicinity of electricity – which these days, is practically everywhere!

Here are a few ways in which you can safeguard yourself from suffering an electrical injury.

Electrical sockets should not be tampered with

Do not tamper with electrical sockets and do not push your fingers into them. In addition, do not allow your children to do so. There are covers that can be placed over electrical sockets to protect against children sticking their little fingers into them so if you have young kids, covering up low-lying sockets could be very useful. Remember than only an electrical plug belongs in an electrical socket.

Do not overload an electrical circuit

Electrical circuits should never be overloaded as this creates a fire hazard. Consider limiting the number of appliances that are plugged into a socket.

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Unplug an appliance correctly

Always unplug electrical appliances properly – that is, you should pull it out of the socket by the plug and not by the electrical cord.

Damaged plugs and cords

Never touch any damaged plugs or cords. Rather report it to the proper authority immediately.

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