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Basic Electrical Safety Checklist

  • Always unplug a device from it’s power source or de-energize a circuit before working on it
  • Don’t assume a circuit is de-energized, confirm with appropriate testing equipment that has been confirmed working on a known live circuit
  • Never work with powered devices or circuits in wet or damp areas
  • Don’t have exposed conductors or wires
  • Use tools with nonconductive handles and or coatings to reduce shock risk
  • Don’t touch electrical devices with wet hands or with wet clothes
  • Keep workspace clear of debris and hazards
  • Inspect cords and equipment before use, never use frayed cords, cords with damaged insulation, or damaged plugs