General Safety Advice and Tips

  • Do not pull a plug by the cord – Switch the switch off at the wall socket, before pulling the plug out.
  • Do not connect electrical appliances to light sockets.
  • Ensure that all wall sockets have their switches in the “off” mode, when not in use.
  • Never put bare wires into sockets.
  • Do not stick fingers into sockets.
  • Never change a light bulb without first making sure that the current is switched off.
  • Do not use a fork or a knife or anything that is made of metal to remove toast from a toaster when it is plugged in.
  • If you notice sparks or smoke from an electrical appliance, something is wrong. Unplug it and call an electrician.
  • Clean ovens and hot plates regularly to prevent the build-up of spilled fats and burnt foods.
  • Install a ventilation system, flue or exhaust fan in the kitchen to expel fumes while cooking.
  • Switch off and unplug your toaster before trying to remove toast, muffins or crumpets that are caught in the body of the unit.
  • Never leave cooking unattended. If you must leave the room momentarily take something with you as a reminder that you are cooking (eg. a wooden spoon)
  • Do not work on an electrical appliance unless you know exactly what you are doing and make sure it is not plugged in.

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