Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

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This is a picture of an overloaded electrical outlet. Beside the picture the text says: “Pull the plug on electrical fires. Avoid overloading a circuit with "octopus outlets". Have a licensed electrician install additional outlets if needed.” The Office of the Fire Marshal logo and website address appear at the bottom of the picture.

This is a picture of a frayed extension cord. Beside the picture the text says: “Pull the plug on electrical fires. Use extension cords as a temporary connection only. Have a licensed electrician install additional outlets if needed.” The Office of the Fire Marshal logo and website address appear at the bottom of the picture.

This is a picture of a frayed electrical cord. Beside the picture the text says: “Pull the plug on electrical fires. Check electrical cords for damage such as fraying or nicks. Exposed wires can result in a shock or fire hazard.” The Office of the Fire Marshal logo and website address appear at the bottom of the picture.