These are some valuable electrical DOs and DON’Ts that will keep you, your family and properties safe.

 

 

 

  • Turn appliances off before plugging them in.
  • Only use extension cords as a temporary solution.
  • Do not place power cords under rugs, carpets or furniture.
  • Buy products which meet the Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) standard for safety.
  • Avoid having any appliance switched on and then leaving it as it is in the presence of your kid.
  • Install  smoke alarms outside bedrooms and once on each floor.
  • Keep electrical appliances away from wet areas.
  • Make sure all the electrical wires and cords are away from the gas or any other source of heat.
  • Make sure you unplug the appliance before cleaning it.
  • Keep small objects out of reach- children tend to plug them into the sockets.
  • Apply tape over unused plug holes or cord holders.
  • Store electrical appliances and gadgets out of reach of children.
  • Never keep any appliance near a bathtub, sink or any other water source.
  • Keep heaters and halogen lamps away from draperies and other combustible materials.
  • Use only three-slot outlets for appliances with three-prong plugs.
  • Use safety devices to help child-proof outlets.
  • Never overload electrical outlets.
  • Don’t turn a circuit back on before identifying why it was turned off.
  • Cover open sockets that are within a kid’s reach. Most kids tend to stick fingers into the outlet, which may be risky.