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Even though appliances today come with in-built safeguards, it is always best to keep in mind these tips while dealing with electricity and electrical appliances.

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  • The following tips will help keep you and your family safe from any untoward accident:
  • 1. Never play with electrical cords, wires, switches or plugs.
  • 2. Please stay away from fallen power lines.
  • 3. Avoid using a hairdryer or playing an electrical radio or television near a bathtub or sink.
  • 4. Never attempt to open or tamper with transformers. Don't plant shrubs and trees close to them.
  • 5. Before you climb a tree, look up. If a power line is nearby or touching, stay away from the tree.
  • 6. If an appliance works improperly or gives the slightest signs of a problem such as shocks or sparks, disconnect it and have it serviced.
  • 7. Never fly kites, balloons and model airplanes near overhead electrical wires. If anything gets caught in a line, do not try to remove it.
  • 8. Before you move a metal ladder, check to see that it's clear of power lines. It can be fatal if contact occurs with a line.
  • 9. Never install a TV or radio antenna near power lines.
  • 10. Please do not touch appliances, cords or plugs with wet hands or while standing on a wet surface.
  • 11. Do not put electrical tools, appliances or cords in water.
  • 12. Never climb utility poles or electrical towers.
  • 13. Never touch a bare wire which isn’t insulated.
  • 14. Stay away from substations and transformers.
  • 15. Never use water to extinguish an electrical fire.
  • 16. Replace a fused bulb or tube light only after switching it off.
  • 17. In case of three-pin plugs, ensure that the point is properly earthed.

Even though appliances today come with in-built safeguards, it is always best to keep in mind these tips on dealing with electricity and electrical appliances.

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Even though electricity makes for a world of convenience, it should be handled with utmost precaution. Here are a few tips:

  • 1. Never overload electrical mains.
  • 2. Always get all the wiring done through a licensed electrical contractor (LEC).
  • 3. Wires and electrical fittings should never be used for hanging signboards.
  • 3. Avoid using a hairdryer or playing an electrical radio or television near a bathtub or sink.
  • 4. Always use rubber mats for standing while working on electrical machines.
  • 5. Put safety signboards at visible locations.
  • 6. Use gloves and keep safe distance while carrying out switching operations.
  • 7. Never fly kites, balloons and model airplanes near overhead electrical wires. If anything gets caught in a line, do not try to remove it.
  • 7. Never close or open a switch hesitatingly. Always do it firmly and quickly.
  • 8. Never allow usage of wires with worn insulations.