Safety Tips
‚ÄčCords
  • Do not use frayed cords - replace worn and frayed cords on appliance s immediately.
  • Keep cords well away from hot appliances and other hot surfaces.
  • Do not run electric cords under carpets or rugs. Do not join cords with tape.
  • Do not run cords through hinges.
  • Do not run cords where people can easily trip over them.
  • Use BOBS approved electrical wires or cords and electrical Sockets Outlets.
  • Do not stick fingers into sockets outlets.
  • Never put bare wires into socket.
  • Cover socket outlets with a safety cap.
Plugs
  • Use BOBS approved plugs
  • Do not overload socket outlet - use an adaptor.
  • Do not pull a plug by the cord. Switch plug off before pulling it out.
  • Do not connect electrical appliances to light sockets.
Water
  • Do not use electrical appliances in the bathroom, except those designed for that purpose such as shavers.
  • Never touch electrical appliances with wet hands.
  • Never fill a kettle when it is plugged in.
  • Never mow wet grass with an electric lawnmower.
  • Never hold an electric appliance in one hand while touching metal objects such as taps, fridges or stoves with the other.
  • Never use water to put out an electrical fire if the mains are not switched off.
  • Use a dry chemical fire extinguisher.
General Safety Tips
  • Never change a light bulb without first making sure that the power is switched off.
  • Do not use a fork or a knife or anything metal to remove toast from a toaster when it is plugged in.
  • If you see sparks or smoke from an electrical appliance, it signals that something is wrong. Unplug it and call an electrician.
  • Do not work on an electrical appliance unless you know exactly what you are doing and have made sure it is not plugged in.