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Electrical Safety Checklist

Wall Plug and SocketHere is a checklist you can use to help you make your home safe:

  • Electric outlets are not overloaded with lots of plugs.
  • Electric cords are in good condition.
  • Electric cords do not run under rugs, furniture legs or near hot appliances.
  • Electric appliances are used away from water.
  • People carry appliances by the handle, not the cord. 
  • A multipurpose fire extinguisher is kept in the house.
  • Electric appliances that can get hot, such as toasters heaters and light bulbs, are kept away from things that can burn.
  • Safety caps are inserted in outlets when small children are around.
  • Small appliances are turned off and/or unplugged when people leave home.
  • All extension cords, lights and appliances used outdoors are labeled for outdoor use.

Click on the Electrical Safety Foundation International link below for more information about electrical safety.

Electrical Safety Foundation International

Access the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Electrical Safety Checklist

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