Electricity has become such a big part of our every day lives, we don’t put much though into it. How it works, what it does, or the dangers that surround it. Electrical Safety is usually only on the minds of electricians, contractors or those who are dealing with a problem with electrical work. However, it is really something everyone should spend some time thinking about. We have compiled a list of a few tips you should keep in mind when dealing with electricity.
Did you know an electric shock can result in anything from a slight tingling sensation to immediate cardiac arrest? The amount of current, the current’s path through the body and the length of time the body remains in the circuit are all factors that determine the severity of the shock. The current found in the average household could be enough to cause fatal harm. That alone is the #1 reason electrical safety should be top of mind.
What Can I Do To Ensure My Home Is Safe?
Looking around your house I bet every room has some sort of electrical appliance plugged in? Television, lamp, microwave, cell phone, computer, the list goes on and on. Every one of those items are a reason to practice electrical safety in your home. To reduce the potential for danger, walk through your home and identify all the items that use electricity. After you’ve done that, download the below checklist and use the recommendations as precautions to reduce the risk of shock and burn injuries.
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Take the time to complete the Electrical Safety Checklist for Your Home and make sure your home is safe for you and your loved ones. A little prevention now is much better than a devastating accident later. Injury to a loved one or a house fire are both realistic possibilities when dealing with electricity. Always leave electrical repairs to the professions, keep small children away from electrical threats, and make sure to follow instructions and not overload outlets or power strips.
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