- Never put fingers or other objects in an outlet (socket) as you’ll get a big shock from what is inside.
- Keep metal objects out of toasters including the knife/spoon used for buttering that crispy slice of toast because metal spread electricity too.
- Never use anything with a cord or plug around the sink or water because water loves to spread electricity around.
- Never pull a plug out by its cord use the plug top because the cord could tear and give you a shock from the wiring.
- Don’t bring phone or tablets into the bath as it can be dangerous and if they get wet there’s no more youtube or Netflix for the day.
- Keep away from any fallen wires from the poles outside the house they’ll give you a very very big shock.
CHILDPROOFING YOUR HOME
Keep curious kids safe from the temptation to stick foreign objects into outlets or plugs.
- Unused wall outlets should be secured. Plastic inserts are a quick and easy step to protect the little ones, just be careful they could pull these out.
- If you’re temporarily using extension cords, hide them behind furniture. You can also put electrical tape over unused plug holes on cords.
- Put electrical devices such as DVD players on a shelf out of reach so they can’t pull at them.
- Store bathroom and kitchen electrical appliances – like hair dryers and toasters – out of reach of curious children.
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