Electrical Safety Tips While Working From Home

MAY. 6, 2020

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has compiled a list of safety tips for those who work from home. These tips can also be applied at your office. Wherever you work, keep these electrical safety tips in mind and stay safe.

If you have any questions about your home or office electrical system, contact us. 

Electrical Safety Tips While Working From Home

  • Avoid overloading outlets

  • Unplug appliances when not in use to save energy & reduce risk of shock or fire

  • Regularly inspect electrical cords for damage

  • Only use extension cords on a temporary basis

  • Never plug a space heater or fan into an extension cord or power strip

  • Never run cords under carpets, doors, or windows

  • Make sure cords are not tripping hazards

  • Make sure you use proper wattage for lighting

  • Test your smoke alarms monthly, change batteries yearly, and replace the unit every 10 years

Download the ESFI "Electrical Safety Tips While Working From Home" flyer here.

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