General Electrical Safety Tips

Tips for electrical safety in your home or office. These tips should ALWAYS be part of your safety plan.

  • Check all electrical leads and plugs for any damage.
  • Ensure electrical leads DO NOT run under carpets.
  • Never nail or staple leads in place. Replace all leads secured this way.
  • Extension leads should NEVER be a permanent solution.
  • Check that power points are not overloaded. If in doubt, then the power point is overloaded.
  • Make sure all electrical appliances and power points are off when not in use.
  • NEVER touch anything electrical with wet hands.
  • Watch out for overhead power lines when working with extensions ladders.

Any issues need to be repaired by a licenced electrician.