You always need to work carefully while working on electrical wires or equipments. This Article gives tips on the precautions while working in electricity.
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10 Safety Precautions When Working With Electricity It’s very important any person to be safe and take safety precautions while working with electricity. while working with electricity safety must not be compromisedat all and there are some ground rules that are compulsory to be followed at the first place. The basic guidelines regarding safe handling of electricity are discribed below that will help you while you are working with electricity on our own. 1. The top most priority is to avoid water at all times when working with electricity. Never touch or try repairing any electrical equipment or circuits with wet hands. Water increases the conductivity of electric current, this may result in gettin electrical shock. 2. You should always remember to never use equipments with frayed cords, damaged insulation or broken plugs. 3. In case, if you are working on any receptacle at your home then at first place turn off the mains supply. For more it's also a good idea to put up a warning sign on the service panel so that nobody turns the main switch ON by accident. 4. Always use insulated tools while working with electricity. 5. Almost every electrical hazards include exposed energized parts and unguarded or ungrounded electrical equipment which may become energized unexpectedly. Such equipment always carries warning signs like “Shock Risk”. Always be observant to such signs and follow the safety rules established by the electrical code followed by the country you’re living in as every country hsa its own rules & reguation. 6. Always use good insulated rubber gloves, goggles and other accessories while working on any branch of circuit circuit or any other electrical equipments. 7. Never try repairing energized equipment without any proper information regardng the eqipment. Always check that it's de-energized first by using a tester. When an electric tester touches a live or hot wire, the bulb inside the tester lights up showing that an electrical current is flowing through the respective wire or equipment. Check all the wires before hand and the outer metallic covering of the service panel or any other hanging wires with an electrical tester before proceeding with your work. 8. Never use an aluminium or steel ladder if you are working on any receptacle at height anywhere. An electrical surge will ground you and the whole electric current will pass through your body this may prove deadly. Instead Use a bamboo, wooden or a fibreglass ladder.
9. Know the wire code of your country. 10. Always check all your GFCI’s once a month. A GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) is a RCD (Residual Current Device). They have become very common in modern homes, especially damp areas like the bathroom and kitchen, as they help avoid electrical shock hazards. It is designed to disconnect quickly enough to avoid any injury caused by over current or short circuit faults.