Safety Tips - Things To Keep on Consideration While Working With Electrical Appliances - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

Safety Tips - Things To Keep on Consideration While Working With Electrical Appliances

Description:

Keep yourself and your loved once safe from electrical hazards by following some simple tips given in this presentation.visit today: – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:72
Slides: 13
Provided by: servicetodayau
Category: Other

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Safety Tips - Things To Keep on Consideration While Working With Electrical Appliances


1
SAFETY TIPS FOR WORKING WITH
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENTS
2
TIPS FOR USING ELECTRICITY SAFELY
OUTDOORS
INDOORS
  • Cords
  • Power Boards Adapters
  • Appliances
  • Wet Areas
  • Lights
  • Power Lines
  • Concealed or Covered Wires
  • Prevention

3
CORDS
  • Cords are connectors, which connect appliances
    to the power supply. Thus, they also need to be
    treated with care.
  • As a temporary solution, extension cords
    should only be used and must be placed around the
    walls to prevent tripping however, avoid keeping
  • under carpet or rugs or any other hidden
    areas.
  • To avert overheating, you should fully unwind
    cords before use.
  • Always take out a cord from the wall at the
    power point because pulling the cord itself is
    dangerous.
  • Strictly use extension cords for outdoor use,
    which are rated for outdoor use, and ensure the
    connections are secured from the weather.

4
POWER BOARDS ADAPTERS
  • Never overload a power board with numerous
    appliances and ensure it has the right amperage
    to support all the appliances that are being
    plugged into it.
  • Avoid piggy-back a double adapter because it
    can cause an electrical fire hazard.
  • To avoid overheating, make sure power boards
    have sufficient ventilation.
  • Inspect power boards at regular intervals for
    signs of discolouration or blazing and replace
    right away when discovered.
  • Always use power boards that have integrated
    safety devices like overload switches.
  • If power boards are not in use for any length
    of time, always have them turned off at the wall
    outlet.

5
APPLIANCES
  • Before cleaning your appliances, you should
    always turn off and disconnect them.
  • Check your appliances on a regular basis for
    faulty or defective cords, plugs and switches and
    get them repaired or replaced promptly. If you
    throw them away, ensure they cannot be used by
    anybody else.
  • Refrain from poking anything into an appliance
    such as cutlery into a toaster.
  • Ensure appliances such as computer monitors,
    televisions and refrigerators, which produce
    heat, have adequate inches of clearance all
    around for optimal air circulation.
  • If your hands are wet, dont touch any of the
    appliances.
  • Dont fold an electric blanket for storing it
    because the wires may bend or break.
  • If youre leaving your home, always switch off
    appliances such as air conditioners, ovens and
    heaters.

6
WET AREAS
Electricity and water dont quite go with each
other, thus, special safeguards should be
maintained in wet areas.
  • In wet areas, refrain from using extension
    cords except specially meant for such use.
  • When youre working in wet areas such as the
    laundry, wear rubber-soled footwear.
  • In the bathroom, refrain from using portable
    electric heaters. Always disconnect and safely
    store hair dryers and electric shavers when they
    arent in use.
  • To avert splashing, keep stereo systems well
    away from the swimming pool and/ or spa area.

7
LIGHTS
Lights may appear gentle, but they are also
capable of inducing electrocution.
  • With wet hands, dont touch a light switch or
    change a light bulb.
  • Before replacing a light bulb, always turn off
    the light switch.
  • When painting a ceiling, avoid removing the
    plate around the light rather mask it.
  • If youre tiling around light switches or
    fittings then have the plates detached by a
    licensed electrician.
  • To avert overheating, always use a light bulb
    with the right wattage.

8
POWER LINES
Special care is required to be taken around
overhead power lines since they carry huge
voltages.
  • Near power lines, preferably plant low-growing
    vegetation and get trees professionally trimmed
    in these locations.
  • If youre installing an antenna or raising a
    ladder look up and make sure there are no
    overhead power lines in the area.
  • For any reason, if you are on your roof,
    remain away from the power lines that connect
    your home to the grid.
  • Near overhead power lines, ensure your
    children know that they should not climb trees or
    fly kites.

9
CONCEALED OR COVERED WIRES
Wires that cant be seen at all are at a greater
danger than overhead power lines.
  • Detect where the electrical wires rest before
    drilling into walls, especially around light
    switches and power points.
  • Before digging for any type of trench, hole or
    gap in your backyard, Call 1100, as there may be
    underground power cables.

10
PREVENTION
The best form of safeguard is prevention through
which you can significantly lower the danger of
electrical accidents.
  • To make sure the safety switches are in good
    running condition, test them every 3 months.
  • Never undertake DIY electrical work it is
    unlawful and can result in electrocution or
    fires, thus, at all times, use the services of a
    reliable electrician Adelaide.
  • If you have older, ceramic type wire-fuses,
    get them replaced with new switch-type circuit
    breakers.
  • Get safety switches or RCDs (aka Residual
    Current Devices) installed they will cut power
    flow in one thousandth of a second in an
    emergency thereby shielding you from
    electrocution.
  • To detect possible dangers, get a licensed
    electrician to conduct an electrical safety audit
    of your property.

11
True, electricity is dangerous and has the
capability to kill however, we can safely live
around it, as there are adequate safety features
and amenities for using electricity safely
wherever we need it. All we need to practice is
the application of common sense and instruct our
children to do the same and electricity can
persist to be an influential helper in every
phase of our lives. Read these top tips for
dealing with an electrical emergency.
12
CONTACT US
Service Today Sydney 91 Marigold Street,
Revesby, NSW, 2212 Phone- 02 9119 7193
Service Today Melbourne 9-11 Fabio Ct, Campbell
field , VIC, 3061 Phone- 03 99993317
Service Today Adelaide 3/740 Port Rd, Beverly,
SA 5009 Phone- 08 7007 0766
www.servicetoday.com.au
About PowerShow.com