|Notice the danger signs||On all electrical equipment you use, watch for signs of wear on the cable and insulation problems where it connects to the plug or equipment. Replace or rectify as necessary.|
|Plugs and Fuses||
If you put a mains plug on a piece of equipment, follow the wiring colour code:
BROWN - LIVE
BLUE - NEUTRAL
Use the correct fuse for the equipment.
|Water and electricity||Wet electrical equipment is very dangerous. Disconnect from the mains before touching it. Beware of wet heating mantles.|
|Safety Testing||All portable electrical equipment (i.e. equipment that can be unplugged) must be tested regularly.
New, second-hand and old equipment must be tested before being brought into use.
Equipment that carries a “Failed” sticker must never be used.
Examples of bad practices
Do not use electrical devices without proper insulation
Multiple adapters should not be use to avoid overloading of power points