There are many things that you can do to safeguard your family against winter electrical hazards. Make sure to check your equipment and appliances for shorts and faults. If you are using an electrical heater or light, make sure to keep them in open space. Never use a hairdryer or an electrical appliance near water or with wet hands. Finally, make sure to keep cords away from hot surfaces as that can produce a fire. Keep children away from areas that can be potentially dangerous.
- Make sure to check your electrical appliances and equipment and make sure they aren’t faulted or have frayed wires.
- Try to place sure heaters and lights away from dust. Put them in an open space to allow for ventilation.
- Make sure to never handle an electrical appliance with wet hands. Make sure you dry them before touching anything electrical.
“With the increased use of heaters and other appliances, winter can be more dangerous when it comes to electrical faults.”