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Avoid Danger’s Path: Recognising Some Electrical Hazards

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Electrical accidents can occur anytime even if we do not want it to happen. There is no escaping the possibility of experiencing such unfortunate events in our home or property. …

Electrical accidents can occur anytime even if we do not want it to happen. There is no escaping the possibility of experiencing such unfortunate events in our home or property.

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  • 1. Avoid Danger’s Path: Recognising Some Electrical HazardsElectrical accidents can occur anytime even if we do not want it to happen. There is noescaping the possibility of experiencing such unfortunate events in our home orproperty. www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 2. Most often, these hazards happen due to our misuse of electricity, our use ofdamaged appliances or frayed wires or cords, and our unintentional contact with liveelectrical components. But we can prevent dangers if we keep ourselves informed andobserve safety rules with our use of electricity. www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 3. Safety with Extension and Flexible CordsThe misuse of electrical power cords is one of the most dangerous electrical hazardspresent in homes and at work, as it is the primary cause of an estimated 4,000 injuriesand 3,300 residential fires annually, according to the US Consumer Product SafetyCommission. www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 4. It is one of the most common causes of electrical fires, alongside with short circuits,wiring damages, and overloading. What can you do to avoid common hazards withextension cords? www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 5. - Do not use cords as permanent wiring.- Make sure your hands are dry before you plug or unplug a power cord.- Avoid using an extension cord when the ground prong is removed.- Examine the cord before use. If damaged or frayed, do not use. Replace with a new one.- When disconnecting a plug from a socket, grasp the plug and remove it from the socket, instead of jerking the cord. www.secgroup.com.auElectrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 6. - Avoid using a power cord outdoors unless it is designed for outdoor use.- Do not use electrical cords as ropes.- Never connect extension cords/power strips with each other.- When not in use, keep the cord neatly coiled and properly stored. www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 7. Hazards from Power LinesDo you have any overhead or buried power lines in your property? You should knowthat these are dangerous because they carry extremely high voltage hazards. Thehazards from contacting with power lines include fatal electrocution, electrical burnsand falls from elevated points. www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 8. Using equipments that can contact power lines can also increase the risks. Theseequipments include aluminium paint rollers, backhoes, cranes, metal ladders andscaffolds. How can you avoid the dangers associated with power lines? www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 9. - If you know the locations of power lines, post warning signs- Stay away from power lines at least 10 feet.- When working near power lines, do not use any metal materials. Use any materials made of non-conductive wood or fibreglass.- Before operating any equipment or using power tools on any property, call the electric utility company to ask if there are any underground or overhead power lines nearby. www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 10. Risks of Electric ShockYou get an electric shock when electric current passes through your body. The currentwill pass through your body in various situations. Whenever there are two wires atdifferent voltages, it will pass between them if they are connected. If you touch bothwires at the same time, your body connects the wires, thus allowing the current topass through your body. www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 11. You can also receive an electric shock if you are in contact with:- Live wires or any live component of an energized electrical device- Any electrical components that are not grounded properly- A grounded object, like plumbing and metal electrical boxes Another person who is receiving an electric shock- Conductors like standing in a water or wearing wet clothing www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 12. What can you do to prevent electric shock?- Check and double check before you use any electrical equipment or device.- Keep a fire extinguisher within reach in case of emergency.- Shut down the power to a circuit or device before working on any electrical circuit.- Do not use a metal ladder when working with electricity. Opt for a non-conducive wood orfibreglass option instead.- Do not perform electrical works in wet locations. If this cannot be avoided, you must wearrubber boots and gloves and plug your tools or appliances into a ground fault circuitinterrupter (GFCI) outlet/cord. www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney
  • 13. At certain periods of time, you should have your Electrician Sydney to come over andperform general service work to ensure the safety of your property. Allow him to doextensive electrical work. www.secgroup.com.au Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney | Commercial Electrician Sydney