Safety Tips on Using Electricity near Water

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So we all know how crazy electricity is, let us  now imagine the combination between Water and electricity. Quite a lethal mixture right.  Basically, tap water and pool water are good conductors of electricity hence, electric shocks received in wet areas are more likely to be fatal. In fact,  the combination of electricity, water, minimum clothing and bare feet can result in death.

So i am going to give a few safety tips on using Electricity near water at various places in our homes and also for our fun -loving friends that love pool parties.

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1-     In the bathroom

  • Ensure hands are dry when touching appliances or switches.
  • Never use or leave electrical appliances where they can fall into the bath or basin.
  • Never leave electrical appliances unattended with children.

2-     In the kitchen

  • Ensure hands are dry when touching appliances or switches.
  • If liquid spills into an appliance, unplug the appliance and have it checked and tested before using it again.
  • Immerse appliances into water to clean them only if instructions clearly allow it.

3-     In the laundry

  • Ensure hands are dry when touching appliances or switches.
  • Wear footwear with rubber or plastic soles when using the washing machine.
  • Clean up water spills on the floor.

4-     Outdoors

  • Don’t use portable appliances, power tools or extension leads in water or when it is raining.
  • Ensure that party and Christmas tree lights are suitable for outdoor use.

5-     Around the swimming pool

  • Ensure hands are dry when touching appliances or switches.
  • Do not use electrical appliances or power tools near the edge of the pool.
  • String your party lights away from the pool.

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About Isaac Ademoluti 206 Articles
A Geophysicist, graduated from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). Worked at Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), 132/33 KV Apo- Substation. Interested in the Power sector, football and loves writing.

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