Office Safety & Welfare Bulletin #6 Title

Office Safety Awareness - Part 3
Electrical Safety
• Do not work on electrical equipment if you are not qualified.

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Loose lying cables can cause trip incidents and electrocution, additionally if people hook onto loose cables it can result in expensive items of equipment being dragged to the floor.

• Loose cables are also untidy, if you have one please remove it or make it secure. • Defective plugs, sockets and leads cause more accidents that the appliances/machines themselves. • No unauthorized person should tamper with any electrical appliance or distribution board. • Never overload sockets, ask for a new one. • If a machine trips or cables become warm to the touch, it should be disconnected and reported. • Cables and extension cords should not be run unprotected beneath carpets, nor should they span walkways without being secured in an encapsulation device. • Never use taped joints to connect cables since they do not have sufficient insulation or protection from liquids. • Carry out your own visual inspection of plugs and leads and repair/replace them as necessary. • Look out for physical damage to cables, damage to plugs and insecure connections to plugs. • Always switch off equipment before unplugging and cleaning.

Please be observant and look out for faulty Electrical goods, it could save lives!

Prepared by: Manoj Choyal; e-mail: manoj.choyal@yahoo.co.in

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