Electricity is a normal part of everyday life and it’s easy to forget how dangerous it can be.
Here are a few tips to protect your children from electric shock in your family home.
Cover electrical outlets
Use childproof plugs in unused powerpoints so little ones can’t prise items into the sockets.
Store appliances out of reach
Switch off and unplug all electrical appliances when not in use.
Make it difficult to pull out cords
Don’t permit children to touch or play with electrical cords and make sure electrical cords are not dangling from benches or within your child’s reach.
You can also buy a cord-hiding device to keep cords away from little fingers.
Use power boards with inbuilt safety switches when plugs are unavoidably within your child’s reach.
When they are old enough to understand, explain the dangers of electricity and teach them how to use your household electrical appliances safely.