Electricity surrounds us – shaping the universe in which we live and driving modern society of which we are a part. It permeates the physical world completely. Thus, to know more about it and to understand it further is important. The first and most critical aspect to learn about electricity is safety. Playing around with electricity can be dangerous. Make sure that you and your family know how to work with electricity safely.
Conducting important routine safety inspections
Appliances needing repairs or replacement should be attended to immediately. Not doing so could result in an accident. In your home, breakages and excessive wear and tear on electrical equipment can occur frequently so you need to make regular inspections and take precautions to ensure your safety.
Here are some general points to look for when making an inspection:
Signs of overheating
Missing parts (screws, covers, switches)
Faulty appliance controls
Doors and covers not closing smoothly or adequately.
Correct labelling when needed (eg. Electricity requirements)
Loose Fixtures or fittings
It is also important to test your equipment regularly – switch it on and off and look for possible problems or faulty connections. Taking time to make sure you are using your equipment safely could save your life later on.