Now the summer’s here you’ll hopefully be out in the garden carrying out general maintenance and keeping your lawn in check. There’s obviously going to be some emphasis on the use of electricity to power some of the things you’ll be using. This also means there’ll be certain safety issues you want to take into consideration when you’re outside. We’re going to be going over electrical safety with you today, so forewarned is indeed forearmed!
Electrical safety is important indoors as well as outdoors
Keep in mind that although we’re talking about outdoor safety, we also need to point out the importance of keeping yourself safe indoors too. For instance, if you’re plugging a cable into a socket so you can use a lawn mower outside, then you need to think about your safety. Always make sure you are using an appropriate length of electrical cable extension and that the plug is firmly in the socket before starting. Also, make sure the grass is dry enough to mow it, wet grass can cause an electrical shock. You must also make sure you know where the cable is at all times and that you’re not liable to cut it with the mower itself.
Check all electrical appliances before use
Before you start doing anything always check your electrical appliances before using them, if they’ve been stored away over the winter, you don’t know what might be amiss. Always check the sockets and wiring as well as the apparatus itself.
Always switch off at the socket before you clean them
Before you clean them after use or adjust them always make sure they’re switched off at the socket first. Store all your equipment in a dry safe place where water and damp won’t reach them, that way when you do use them for the first time, there’s less likelihood they’ll pose a danger to safety.
VC Electrical for all your electrical requirements
Here at VC Electrical can help with your electrical outdoor needs by installing additional sockets near front, back doors or near conservatories. This should help make the area safer when using electrical power anywhere near or actually in the outdoors. Contact us today to find out more. No job is considered too big or too small!