How can I protect my children and pets from electrical hazards in my home?

May 22, 2015

Here is a list of methods to protect your children and pets from electrical hazards in your home:

  • Install tamper resistant outlets. These protect small children from inserting foreign objects into them. Often, the simple plastic caps can be easily removed by some children.
  • Keep electrical cords tied up or out of sight
  • Unplug appliances when they are not in use and keep appliances out of children’s bathrooms.
  • Teach children to not touch appliances when their hands are wet and to keep the appliances away from water
  • Make sure plugs are completely plugged in.
  • Keep halogen lamps away from play areas.
  • Discourage pets from curling up and having naps behind electrical equipment.
  • Keep your children and pets away from space heaters and fireplaces.

–Office Administrator, Rachel

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