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Safety around your home or workplace

Follow these handy tips to ensure the safety of yourself and others around your home or workplace:

  • Immediately report and remain clear of any electrically conductive surfaces including taps and showers if you experience a shock.
  • Keep cords in good condition, making sure you replace any that are frayed or brittle.
  • Fix broken switches or power points (and keep them covered until repaired).
  • Keep portable appliances like radios, heaters, phones and hairdryers away from the shower or bath.
  • Switch off and unplug any appliances that cause you to feel a tingle when touched and refrain from using taps and showers until assessed as safe by an electrical tradesperson.
  • Make sure no spray cleaners or solvents are sprayed on switches or sockets.
  • Switch off an appliance before it’s unplugged.
  • Ensure all electrical appliances are double insulated or earthed.