- Electricity and water don’t mix. Never use electrical appliances close to water.
- Take an electrical tour throughout your home, searching for potential hazards. Many hazards are easily identified and corrected.
- Never put anything into electrical outlets not intended for them.
- Make sure electrical outlets aren’t overloaded.
- Check all electrical and extension cords to make sure they aren’t cracked, frayed, or covered by rugs or furniture.
- Use the appropriate wattage light bulb for lighting fixtures.
- Keep electrical appliances away from damp or hot surfaces, and make sure they have appropriate air circulation.
- Dim or flickering lights, arcs or sparks, sizzling or buzzing sounds from your electrical systems, odours, hot switch plates, loose plugs and damaged insulation, among other things, are signs of potential hazards and should be examined by a qualified electrician.
Keep Clear of Power Lines:
When power lines are nearby, use wooden or fiberglass ladders - not metal. Carry ladders or long-handled tools low enough to avoid coming in contact with overhead lines.
Check Out Your Equipment:
Keep all electrical appliances a safe distance away from water and don't use power tools when standing in wet areas. Power tools should be properly grounded and use only heavy-duty extension cords rated for outdoor use.
Landscape with Care:
Don't plant tall-growing trees under power lines. If you have a tree with power lines running above it, don't climb it or build anything in it.
Work Safely with Heavy Equipment:
Accidents involving heavy equipment coming into contact with power lines constitute a major portion of the electrically related fatalities each year in this country. By following a few simple procedures, you can work safety around electric wires. The first step in electric safety on a work site is to survey the area carefully. Note where every electric wire is, and be sure your equipment will clear any wires by more than 10 feet. If you're not sure if a particular wire is an electric wire, assume that it is. Maintain a distance of at least 10 feet between electric lines or equipment and your machinery. Mark off a "safe zone" and stay within it.
If your work will require any excavation or drilling, contact nearest Service Manager before you begin work so they can clearly mark any underground lines.
Cutting Trees Safely:
Do you have plans to clear some land for farming or for building a new house or barn. Maybe you're cutting a new right-of-way to service as a road, or perhaps you're just getting rid of some old dead trees. Regardless of the chore at hand, cutting down trees demands attention to safety measures.
A careful surveillance of the vicinity is essential before you begin any tree work. Look overhead and to all sides surrounding your cutting site. Be very sure that your tree will not come into contact with any power line when it falls. Wood can be a conductor of electricity. Each year several deaths and cases of serious injury are reported which involve trees falling into power lines.
Above all, if you do cause a tree to fall into a power line or you come across a tree which has fallen into a line, do not under any circumstances attempt to remove the tree. Stay clear of it and the line. Call our Customer Care @ 0674-3014444/9338334444 as soon as possible. We will see to it that the problem is taken care of right away.
Outdoors - At Play
Remind Your Kids about Electric Safety
Kids love to climb trees. Teach them to watch out for trees or shrubs that have power lines passing near them. These lines are generally not insulated and they can kill. Trees are excellent conductors of electricity, particularly when wet. Teach your children to keep toy airplanes and kites away from trees and power lines. Never try to retrieve a kite or plane by poking a stick into a power line.
Never climb on transformers or up electric poles. Instruct your children to stay away from utility substation fences. If you see a substation fence or transformer cabinet that has been vandalized, call your nearest Service Unit immediately. Teach children to look for DANGER signs displayed on all high voltage equipment. If a child (or an adult) sees a downed or damaged power line, he/she must not go near it! The child should tell an adult who will see that nearest Service Unit is notified.