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Electrical Safety

Appliances

  • Unplug appliances not in use.
  • Keep electrical appliances away from sources of water.
  • Avoid putting flammable objects near appliances that generate heat, and allow those appliances room to breathe and stay cool.
  • When cleaning appliances be sure to unplug them first.

Outlets

  • Do not use damaged receptacles or cords.
  • Install GFI’s near sources of water ie. pools, bathrooms, kitchens.
  • If children are present put covers over unused receptacles.
  •  Don’t use a knife, screwdriver, or any object to remove a plug that is stuck or broken.

Cords

  • Do not use cords with cracked, frayed, or exposed wires.
  • Extension cords are meant for temporary use only.
  • Do not nail or staple cords in place.
  • Be sure the cord is properly rated for your desired use. 

Outdoors

  • Ensure trees are trimmed and away from any powerlines.
  • Know that contact with powerlines and sources of power could cause serious injury or be fatal.
  • Avoid powerlines that have been knocked over in a storm or in any other situation. Do not touch or go near a downed powerline or any object in contact with a downed powerline.

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