Safety Tips

Electricity is part of our lives. We use it from the moment we wake up and throughout the day. As a result, we sometimes forget how powerful and dangerous it can be. Follow our advice to stay safe.

  1. Don’t remove a plug from a power point by pulling on the cord; pull the plug instead.
  2. Never plug adaptors into adaptors and avoid using adaptors filled with plugs where possible.
  3. Switch off electrical items that are not in regular use at the plug and ensure that when we are away from the house for any length of time that you unplug and switch off electrical items as items left plugged in can be a fire risk and waste energy if left on standby.
  4. Do not use any electrical items in the bathroom unless specifically designed for use there, eg. Shavers and electric toothbrushes. Even with these items however, take care not to get wet and avoid plugging and unplugging with wet hands.
  5. Do not use items with damaged cords so that the wires are exposed. Either repair or replace. Check items regularly.
  6. Do not use damaged sockets, replace with care when necessary.
  7. Always turn the electrics off at the mains if carrying out any electrical repairs and only attempt repairs if you know what you are doing.
  8. Ensure any electrical items are approved standard when purchasing and keep them correctly maintained where necessary.
  9. Do not use electrical equipment outside if it’s raining.
  10. Use the correct wattage light bulb for all light fittings.
  11. Circuit breakers and fuses should be the correct size current rating for their circuit.
  12. Assume that all overhead wires are energized at lethal voltages. Never assume that a wire is safe to touch even if it is down or appears to be insulated.
  13. Never touch a fallen overhead power line. Call NUVELCO to report fallen electrical lines.
  14. Stay at least 10 feet (3 meters) away from overhead wires during cleanup and other activities. If working at heights or handling long objects, survey the area before starting work for the presence of overhead wires.
  15. If an overhead wire falls across your vehicle while you are driving, stay inside the vehicle and continue to drive away from the line. If the engine stalls, do not leave your vehicle. Warn people not to touch the vehicle or the wire. Call or ask someone to call NUVELCO and emergency services.
  16. Never operate electrical equipment while you are standing in water.
  17. Never repair electrical cords or equipment unless qualified and authorized.
  18. Have a qualified electrician inspect electrical equipment that has gotten wet before energizing it.
  19. If working in damp locations, inspect electric cords and equipment to ensure that they are in good condition and free of defects, and use a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).
  20. Always use caution when working near electricity.

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