Electrical safety and reducing accidents in a family home has to be a top concern. It’s really easy to forget just how dangerous electricity can be and the risks of fires associated with household appliances and gadgets.
Just take a look around the kitchen, it’s packed with electrical appliances, right? Fridge, cooker, washing machine, drier as well as the counter top appliances like toasters, microwaves and kettles. And when it comes to electrical and fire hazards it’s better to be safe than sorry.
We’ve teamed up with Electrical Safety First to list a few things you can do to reduce electrical safety issues in the kitchen.
Only use electrical equipment for its intended purpose and always follow the manufacturers operating instructions.
Make sure that kitchen plug sockets are installed a safe distance from sources of water and that you only operate them with dry hands. Don’t overload sockets with too many plugs or use extension cables for kitchen appliances.
Be sure to teach your kids home electrical safety precautions, basics like not touching plugs or operating electrical equipment with wet hands, not sticking forks into toasters, how to hold plugs when plugging them in etc.
Register for product recall details
Make sure you register your electrical appliances on sites such as www.registermyappliance.org.uk then if and when products are recalled you’ll find out quickly and be able to take the appropriate action.
Make sure kitchen appliances are kept clean, build up of grease or food debris can be a cause of kitchen fires. It’s a good idea to get into a routine of cleaning kitchen appliances after each use and a proper clean on a regular basis. Pay particular attention to grills, microwaves, ovens, toasters and tumble driers.
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