Electrical Safety at Home
We have a lot of electrical appliances in our households and many people tend not to think about how they can affect our safety. Below we’ve given you our top tips to ensure you maintain electrical safety in your home.
Read the instructions.
Instructions are there for a reason. When you first get a new electrical appliance, read the instructions, even if you think you already know how to use it. They’ve been given to you for your electrical safety therefore by reading them you’ll reduce the risk of anything going wrong or causing an accident.
Repair damaged wires.
Having a Spring clean and hoovered up the wire of a lamp? Make sure you repair it correctly or replace it. If you don’t get it repaired, you run the risk of causing an accident; the next time you go to turn on that lamp, you could get an electric shock.
Cover electrical outlets and wires.
If you have children, this is definitely a tip to consider for their electrical safety. Buy safety covers for your electrical outlets to avoid children trying to put their fingers into them. Another great tip is to get some trunking to hide your wires; this will prevent people from tripping over them and will also prevent damage to the wires.
Avoid water near electrical appliances.
Putting water near electrical appliances increases shock hazards. When at home, try not to use any electrical appliance near water or if your skin is wet. Bathrooms hold the highest risks; avoid using electrical items here or ensure your bathroom is designed to have plug sockets away from the bath/shower and sink. Similarly, avoid using kitchen appliances near water.
Have an electrical inspection.
In addition to using our top tips, you can also maintain your electrical safety at home by having an electrical inspection. At First Strike Electrical, we can carry out electrical inspections and testings to ensure your home is safe from any potential hazards.
Make sure you don’t get caught in an electrical nightmare in your home! For more advice on electrical safety or to book your electrical inspection, fill out our contact form or call us on 0203 633 4536.