UK Technology Education Centre's
Independent Learning Packages
Electrical Safety: Some Simple Precautions
Always . . .
Use shielded plugs
Switch off the socket before inserting or removing a plug
Switch off the appliance before inserting or removing a plug
Select and use the correct fuses
Unplug a kettle whilst filling with water
Replace all cut, frayed and damaged cables immediately
Take care when using mains electricity
Never . . .
Touch mains plugs and sockets with wet hands
Remove covers from appliances when they are plugged in
Connect appliances with covers removed
"Test" by probing with a screwdriver
Be tempted to "play" with mains voltages - it could be fatal!
Operations in Sequence: Electrical Safety
Operations in Sequence: Wiring an Electrical Plug
The Starting Point
The Pivot Point