Electrical Safety is important in the kitchen

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 Staying safe in the kitchen. (Photo Credits)

Kitchen fires are one of the most common causes of home fire. It is but very important to stay safe in the kitchen to prevent fatal accidents since both fire and electricity.

In its website UK-based Electrical Safety First shared comprehensive information on how to prevent electrical and fire-related accidents in the kitchen. Electrical Association      

“To avoid water coming into contact with electricity, make sure that your sockets or switches are fitted at a safe distance (at least 30cm horizontally) from the sink. If appliances such as fridges, dishwashers and washing machines are fitted under worktops, getting to sockets may be difficult. Ideally, these appliances should be controlled by a switched fuse connection unit mounted above the worktop where you can reach it easily. If a socket in the kitchen, or anywhere else in the house is likely to be used to supply portable equipment outdoors, it should be protected by an RCD. Never use switches or any electrical equipment when your hands are wet.”

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Kitchen Safety Tips

The Electrical Safety Foundation also has their share of electrical safety tips in and around the kitchen. Electrician     

“Even a slight shock from a major appliance can indicate an extremely hazardous wiring condition. Turn the power to the appliance off at the circuit breaker. Do not touch the appliance until it has been checked by a licensed, qualified electrician. Do not use electrical appliances that have been wet. Water can damage the motors in electrical appliances like freezers and refrigerators.”

Read the complete list of safety tips here.

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The Electrical Safety Authority also gave more tips to ensure safety in the kitchen in terms of electricity and open fire usage.

“Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried. Always supervise children when they are using a microwave oven. Make a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.”

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Kitchen safety is of utmost importance to maintain the safety of the home and the whole family.

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