Electrical shocks can vary in severity; from minor burns to major burns, or even death. Here are a few tips to minimize your risk when dealing with electricity.
- Always practice safety. One of the most important things when working with electricity is to observe safety standards.
- Turn it off. Remember to turn off the circuit of any electrical equipment you are working on.
- Read circuit labels. When dealing with circuits, read the labels. Circuits generate immense power. Don’t open a panel unless you are qualified. And when switching them on or off, ensure you are turning the right circuit by reading the label on the switch.
- A little testing won’t hurt. Even if the circuit breaker is turned off on an item that you’ll be working on, run it through a tester just to make sure there is no energy running through it before you start performing any work.
- Do not use a metal ladder. When using a ladder to perform electrical repair, use a non-conductive ladder.
- Wet areas are a death wish when it comes to electric shock. Stay away from wet or moist areas when working with electricity. Go the extra mile and wear rubber soles for extra protection.