If you’ve been following JDY Electrical on Facebook then you have probably already seen these important safety reminders.
If not, then read on, because it’s easy to take electricity for granted, and then just as easy to get seriously hurt or killed by it.
Ever the safety conscious, Jack and Stacey Yeadon have regularly been putting public awareness atop their agenda.
They haven’t focussed solely on household wiring either, giving helpful tips about minimising your risk of harm from lightning or power lines as well.
Here is a selection from their recent activity:
- If you’re getting on the tidying up bandwagon for the new year, don’t forget to chuck those cracked, worn or otherwise damaged power boards, extension cords and appliances. Your electrical appliances should spark joy, not fires.
- Remember to check all you seasonal appliances as well such as electric blankets, portable heaters, etc.
- DIY electrical jobs are some of the most dangerous and frequent incidents that we investigate. Fines, prosecutions and voiding your insurance are the least of your worries, with electrocution and fires being a real possibility when you do your own electrical work. Always get a licensed electrical contractor to do any electrical work.
- Install safety switches. It can potentially save houses and lives.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY DURING STORMS
By JDY Electrical.
Over the last few weeks we have seen quite a few storms in the region.
Severe storms and natural disasters can cause a variety of electrical safety hazards in and around our homes. Lightning, downed power lines and floods are just a few of the serious safety concerns associated with storms.
Unfortunately, many of these electrical safety hazards remain long after the storm itself has passed.
To help protect you from storm-related hazards the team at JDY Electrical have these handy hints.
Put our number in speed dial. We have a licensed electrician on call 24/7. (02) 4815 5954.
If there is lightning, stay away from water, including pools, lakes, puddles, and anything damp.
What should I do if I encounter a downed power line?
If you see a downed power line, move at least 10 feet away from the line and anything touching it. The human body is a ready conductor of electricity.
The proper way to move away from the line is to shuffle away with small steps, keeping your feet together and on the ground at all times.
What should I do if appliances or outlets get wet?
Do not use electrical appliances that have been wet until they have been examined by a qualified service repair dealer or electrician, and same goes for power points and outlets. If they become wet do not touch them. Call a licenced electrician.