Heed safety rules when working around electricity

PEOPLE should always be wary of areas with potential electric shock risk.

It is good to keep in mind basic rules when working with electricity.

> Never touch or try repairing any electrical equipment or circuits with wet hands. This would increase the conductivity of the electric current;

> Never use equipment with frayed cords, damaged insulation or broken plugs;

> If you are repairing any electrical equipment in your home, always turn off the mains. It is also a good idea to put up a sign on the service panel so that nobody turns on the main switch by accident;

> Always use insulated tools while working;

> Electrical hazards include exposed energised parts and electrical equipment which may become energised unexpectedly. Such equipment always carry warning signs such as “shock risk”. Always be observant of such signs and follow the safety rules established by the electrical code; and

> Always use appropriate insulated rubber gloves and goggles while working on any branch circuit or any other electrical circuit.

Bulbir Singh


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