Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Electrical Fire Safety Tweets

Electrical Safety Tweets

Plug appliances directly into outlet. Never use extension cords

Check electrical cords for damage such as fraying or nicks. Exposed wires are fire hazard

Avoid running electrical cords under rugs, which can damage the cord and cause a fire

Extension cords should not be linked together. Use extension cord long enough to do the job

Overloaded outlets can cause overheating/fire hazard. Get electrician to install more outlets

Electrical outlets near water should be GFCIs to provide electrical protection

Replace blown fuses with ones of the proper rating. If the problem continues call electrician

If circuit breaker trips often call electrician before turning breaker back on or replacing fuse