Tips for Electrical Safety in Your House and Office
Electrical safety is important to save life and property. And it is also important to follow electrical safety guidelines in the workplace according to the law. Fortunately, following safety guidelines and best practices is easier as compared to the consequences of not following them. To comply with the legal requirements of workplace electric safety, you should hire a professional firm to advise you on this matter. Following are some useful tips that can help you avoid any unpleasant incident.
- Use Quality Electric Switches and Outlets
Often, there is a small difference in the price of quality and substandard electric switches and outlets. A quality switch does not need to be fancy, but it needs to be made of good material and comply with safety requirements.
- Pay Attention to the Breaker
First, use quality breaker and check them periodically that they are working fine. The easiest way to check them is to turn them off and then on. If they are not jammed and move smoothly, they are most probably working fine. If a breaker is tripping again and again, do not try to turn it on or apply scotch tape to force it at the on position. Instead, investigate the problem.
- Do Not Throw Water on Electric Fire
Most of us know that we should not throw water on electric wires. But when we see fire, we instinctively throw water on it. It is very important to remember not to throw water on electric fire in panic.
- If in Doubt, Trust Your Nose
It often happens that you smell some burning long before you see any fire or sparks. Do not ignore it. Smell is the first cue for sparking in wires and electric outlets. If you feel such smell, trust your nose and investigate the source of the smell. Your neighbor might be burning some old papers, but it is worth investigating.