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Safe living with electricity

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Safe living with electricity

Important safe living with electricity message.

You, your family, and your customers need to be fully aware of the serious incidents including fatalities, fires and shocks that have involved appliances, leads and the very commonly used electrical portable outlet devices (EPODs) that have occurred. Serious incidents have resulted from:

  • the use of faulty EPODs with loose connections
  • their use without the appropriate safety features such as shuttered socket-outlets (which prevent children pushing something into them);
  • overloading, and other forms of inappropriate use such as “piggybacking” one plug on top of another.

Further information and safety guidance is available from this link on the WorkSafe/Energy Safety website.