Electricity Rules

How to be safe around electricity

Top tips to be safe when using electricity:

  • don't use electricity near water
  • never pull an electrical cord from a power point without turning it off at the switch first
  • switch off and unplug your toaster before trying to remove toast that is stuck
  • remove electrical appliances with damaged cords or cracked or broken plugs
  • don’t use extension or power leads around wet areas unless they are designed to be used around water
  • make sure appliances have space around them so they do not overheat and catch on fire
  • always use an electrician to complete work on electrical things around your home