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Electrical safety tips


  • Cover all electrical outlets and wall switches with cover plates.  Always replace any that are damaged.
  • Never overload electrical outlets with fans, lights and air conditioning units.
  • Protect small children and pets by using plastic safety covers in all unused outlets.
  • Keep electrical cords out of sight and reach of children.
  • Make sure that all electrical devices are in good repair.  If a damaged wire inside a tool or appliance touches the body of the device, it could be the same as touching a bare wire.
  • Use extension cords only on a temporary basis.
  • Use a surge suppresser with enough plugs for every component.
  • Keep all electrical devices away from water.
  • Don't yank electrical cords from the way, doing so can damage both the plug and the outlet.
  • Do not attach an electrical cord to any surface with nails or stales.  The cord insulation could become damaged.
  • Do not twist or bend electrical cords.
  • Never use damaged or brittle electrical cords.
  • Do not attempt to repair an electrical appliance or tool while it is plugged in.
  • Do not run electrical cords under any furniture.  Doing so can damage the insulating cover.