What is a sample checklist for basic electrical safety?

Inspect Cords and Plugs


  • Check extension cords and plugs daily. Do not use, and discard if worn or damaged. Have any extension cord that feels more than comfortably warm checked by an electrician.

  • Eliminate Octopus Connections

    • Do not plug several items into one outlet.
    • Pull the plug, not the cord.
    • Do not disconnect power supply by pulling or jerking the cord from the outlet. Pulling the cord causes wear and may cause a shock.

    Never Break OFF the Third Prong on a Plug

  • Replace broken 3-prong plugs and make sure the third prong is properly grounded.
  • Never Use Extension Cords as Permanent Wiring

    • Use extension cords only to temporarily supply power to an area that does not have a power outlet.
    • Keep extension cords away from heat, water and oil. They can damage the insulation and cause a shock.
    • Do not allow vehicles to pass over unprotected extension cords. Extension cords should be put in protective wireway, conduit, pipe or protected by placing planks alongside them.
    30th Jan 2018

    Recent Posts