One aspect of electricity is that safety is very important. PURA’s work in this field involves raising awareness for both consumers and also operators. The Health & Safety Guidelines 2007 has been developed and work is also being done with institutions like the National Training Authority to ensure that those that provide support services have the necessary competence through skills aquisition.
This is not only in their own interest but also to protect consumers as well from electrical hazards.
Electricity is a very useful source of energy, but it is also very dangerous if used wrongly and must therefore be always handled with care AT ALL TIMES
Do’s and Don’ts About Electricity
DO NOT insert metallic objects into electrical outlets (e.g. sockets)! DO NOT overload sockets or connect adapters upon adaptors! DO NOT operate switches with wet hands*! DO NOT allow children to operate or play with switches/sockets! DO NOT use appliances with broken cables or cords! DO NOT allow electric cables to lie about on the floor where they can be kicked! DO NOT yank extension cables out of sockets. Pullout the plug head instead! DO NOT connect appliances like Kettles near taps in the kitchen!
BEWARE when operating electrical appliances in the bathroom!
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