Power Up Your Daily Safety Game!⚡

Raising awareness about the importance of electrical in our lives, powering up our daily safety game! At GB Electrical, we are committed to ensuring the well-being of our community members by providing valuable information and resources on electrical safety topics throughout the year.

Important electrical daily safety reminders:

Use Proper Extension Cords:

  • When using appliances like air conditioning window units, choose appliance-rated extension cords for short term use, not all year round.
  • Avoid routing cords under rugs or furniture.
  • Do not use indoor extension cords for outdoor use. The outdoor extensions have an outdoor rating and are usually orange.

Stay Clear of Fallen Powerlines:

  • Always maintain a safe distance of at least 35 feet from fallen powerlines. Remember, they can still be live and pose a serious danger. The proper way to move away from a down power line is to shuffle away, keeping your feet together on the ground at all times!
  • Warn others and call 911 immediately if you spot a fallen powerline.
    Stay away! At least 35 feet!

Avoid Metal Objects in Toaster or Outlets:

  • Never insert metal objects into a toaster or electrical outlet. We’re good at teaching toddlers about electrical outlets but when teaching older kids to cook please remember the toaster! Electricity can flow through the metal and cause serious harm to your body. Be cautious and use proper tools when dealing with electrical appliances.

Learn About Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR):

  • Tamper Resistant Receptacles provide permanent security against the insertion of objects other than cord plugs into energized slots. Watch this informative video to understand how TRRs work: Extension Cord Safety – YouTube

Pool Safety Reminder:

  • Electric shock drowning, known as the hidden killer, is caused by low-level AC currents from boats, lights, docks, hot tubs, and pools.
    Water and electricity don’t mix, and this is what makes electrical safety so important. Ensuring proper installation of pool lights and using ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) around the pool area is a must!

Unplug Charging Cords When Not in Use:

  • Make it a habit to unplug charging cords when they are not in use. This not only conserves energy but also reduces the risk of electrical accidents such as the live end of the cord being left on the pillow possibly starting a fire.

By following these safety tips, you can help protect yourself and your loved ones from electrical hazards. Remember, safety should always be a top priority, especially when dealing with electricity. Visit our blog page for more electrical Expert Tips!