Lack of knowledge and skill are the leading cause of incidents involving electricity. Merely working close to electricity can be dangerous and children may be even less aware of the unseen dangers of electricity.
Keep yourself and your family safe when around electricity. Follow these rules:
- Keep face plates on switches and outlets
- Keep electrical panels covered to reduce shock and fire hazards
- Do not use electrical tools near water
- Grip the plug, not the cord, to unplug anything
For more information on electricity and check out our electrical safety fact sheet online!