Electrical Safety Tips For The Home And Office

28 March 2022

Electical safety advice

Electrical safety issues can occur at any time. When they do, make the area safe and then call a competent and qualified electrician such as DJL Electrical.

Protection from electrical dangers

Electrical safety begins with you, and will protect you, your family, and your property from danger.

There is no room for complacency, and knowing basic electrical safety information can save lives.

Electrical cords

It would be fair to say the majority of homes and businesses in Australia have electrical cords in use in some way, shape of form. These must be kept in good condition in a safe manner.

Please ensure you:

• Only use cords for the purpose they were designed for

• Use extension cords within manufacturers specifications

• Organise cords and are not trip hazards

• Only pull the cord from its head to remove it from the GPO

Light bulbs

The most common electrical that we use in our daily lives, yet one we most often overlook when it comes to electrical safety.

Basic safety advice includes:

  • Turning off the switch before removing/changing the light bulb
  • Tightening bulbs enough so they don't short circuit
  • Only selecting the correct wattage bulb for the fixture to avoid overheating

Electrical appliances

An essential part of any home or office, electrical appliances range from a kettle through to a refrigerator and everything in between.

When it comes to appliance safety, you must:

  • Always follow manufacturers instructions
  • Never touch them when your hands are damp or wet
  • Ensure any combustible materials are kept away

General power outlets (GPO's)

All power points must be kept safe to help reduce fires and the risk of a short circuit.

  • Keep children safe by education and/or using blank safety plugs
  • Do not overload GPO's
  • Outlets must have secured plates attaching them to the wall/surface

What to do when an electrical emergency occurs

First, you and your family's safety is the priority. If you can safely isolate the issue then please do. If you are unable to, then remove humans and pets from the situation.

You should now call a licenced electrician who can come out and fix the problem, and make the area safe.

Located in the heart of Albany, DJL Electrical are available at all times to help you when you need it the most.

Call us today, or fill in a contact form, and one of our friendly team will be able to help you.

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