Precautions and responsibilities when using electrical equipment

® Annual testing of electrical equipment is required by law.

® Ensure that people using electrical equipment are trained and competent to do so.

® Follow the correct procedures when using electrical equipment.

® Purchase equipment from a reputable dealer who will provide an after-sales service.

® Ensure that all equipment is regularly maintained and in a safe condition for use.

® Examine leads and cables regularly to ensure that they are without splits or breaks that may expose bare wires.

® Use proper connectors to join wire and flexes; do not use insulating tape.

® Examine all connections making sure that they are secure.

® Ensure that the cable is firmly clamped into the plug to make certain that the wires, particularly the earth wire, cannot be pulled out of the terminal.

® Do not overload the circuit by using multiple adaptors. If you find others overloading the circuit, explain to them that this is dangerous practice.

® Plug the machine into a near and accessible identified socket so that it can be switched off or disconnected easily in an emergency.

® Keep electrical equipment away from water; do not touch any electrical part with wet hands.

® Ensure that flexes and cables do not trail over the working area: fix them along the wall.

® Examine all equipment regularly, especially portable machines, as they are subjected to wear and tear.

® Remove faulty equipment from the working area and label clearly 'FAULTY DO NOT USE' and inform others that it is faulty.

® Keep a dated record of when checks were carried out, including all findings and maintenance.

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