Electric power gives us light and warmth, but without safety precautions, it can also be dangerous. Follow these simple
precautions to help insure you and your family's safety:
- Replace or repair loose or frayed cords on
all electrical devices.
- Avoid running extension cords across doorways or under carpets.
- In homes with small children, electrical outlets should have plastic safety covers.
the manufacturer's instructions for plugging an appliance into a receptacle outlet.
overloading outlets. Consider plugging only one high-wattage appliance into each receptacle outlet at a time.
outlets or switches feel warm, shut off the circuit and have them checked by an electrician.
possible, avoid the use of "cube taps" and other devices that allow the connection of multiple appliances into a
- Place lamps on level surfaces, away from things that can burn and use bulbs
that match the lamp's recommended wattage.
- Never touch anything electrical when you have
- Don’t use electrical appliances such as hair dryers or radios in a wet place
or near water.
- If power is lost during a storm, turn off or unplug electrical appliances so that
there’s not a power surge when the electricity comes back on.
- If there’s flooding,
watch out for water around electrical items, and never use appliances if they’re wet.
play with kites or toy planes near overhead power lines.
- If a toy happens to get caught in a
power line, don’t attempt to remove it yourself.
- Never prune trees yourself that are near