HOW TO BE SAFE AROUND ELECTRICITY

A Guide to Electrical Safety

OUTDOOR SAFETY

HAZARDS CAN INCLUDE:

* Electricity poles and wires

* Fallen power lines

* Objects caught in electrical wires (for example kites)


REMEMBER TO ALWAYS:

* Play in open spaces away from hazards

* Check above you before climbing trees or ladders

* Dial 1100 before you dig to make sure there are no underground wires in your property

INDOOR SAFETY

PLEASE REMEMBER TO ALWAYS:

* Be careful using metal objects because metal conducts electricity

* Turn off appliances when not in use

* Do not overload power points

* Use appliances correctly and for what they were intended for

* Never put metal objects in a toaster or power points. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS

* Keep your electrical appliances away from water and wet areas

* Never leave electrical appliances in reach of young children, use safety caps on power points

STEPS TO FOLLOW IN AN ELECTRICAL EMERGENCY

1. Ensure your own safety

2. Turn the power off at the power point and remove the plug ( if you are able to)

3. Get an adult

4. Ring 000

ELECTRICITY SAFETY WEEK NSW 7-11 SEPTEMBER 2015