Your News Year’s Resolution Safety Checklist

With the New Year being here and our new calendar of electrical safety being released soon, why not make this year’s top priority safety? Now’s a good time to look through your home to see if you spot any potential electrical safety hazards.

Read through these tips to prepare for a safe and healthy 2019.

✔ Outlets – inspect outlets to make sure they’re not overloaded and electricity is spread evenly. If you have young children, consider adding plastic safety caps to keep them from stick a finger or metal toy into the socket.

✔ Extension cords – Extension cords should only be used as a temporary solution and should be place away from foot traffic to avoid trips and falls.

✔ Wires/cords – Be sure to inspect wires or cords that may be exposed for frayed that could cause a potential shock.

✔ Space heaters – If using a space heaters, be sure to follow manufacturer instructions and to place them in a safe location before use.

✔ Light bulbs – Make sure that bulbs have the correct wattage to avoid overheating.

✔ Wet areas – Ensure that electronics are kept away from wet areas. Use caution with devices in the bathroom area.

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