IF YOU EVER:
Feel a tingle from an appliance or Damage an appliance or Spill liquid on/or near an appliance
Turn off the main switch immediately, then unplug the appliance. Repairs should always be carried out by a licensed electrical contractor. You should also turn off the main switch and contact a professional if you feel a tingle from plumbing, other metal or your sink. This could indicate problems with earthing.
Don’t do it yourself
Attempting to do electrical work yourself is against the law and could cause serious injury or death. All electrical wiring work, including the connection and technical maintenance of fixed appliances, like hotplates, ovens, ceiling fans or water heaters, must be carried out by a licensed electrical contractor. You should always follow the manufacturer’s electrical directions for using and maintaining your appliances. Home made extension cords can be a real hazard too; pre-assembled ones are cheaper and much safer.
Non-electrical DIY work.
Whenever you plan to work around the house or garden, think about the location of powerlines and cables. This is particularly important if you are cutting, nailing or screwing into walls or partitions, or using a metal ladder outdoors.
Home safety checklist
In every room:
- check for any damaged or broken appliances, power points, light switches or power leads
- check for any ‘stacked’ double adapters or excessive use of extension leads
- check for exposed power points within reach of children, and fit plastic safety inserts
In the kitchen
Make sure that small appliances are well away from the sink or draining board
In the bathroom
Remove portable heaters; if necessary arrange to have a proper bathroom heater installed
Make sure everyone in the house knows that hair dryers, shavers, and other appliances must be used only with dry hands and special care is taken ensure that appliances do not come into contact with water.
The laundry, pool or spa
electricity supplies in wet areas should be protected by installed or portable safety switches; these sensitive devices instantly cut off power in the event of an irregularity
use only low voltage (12-24 volt) accessories with, or near pools, fountains, spas or other water installations.
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Peter Hill Manager , Tested & True ~ test & tag Adelaide November 2011