Electrical Equipment

Electrical appliances, especially ones with a heating element such as toasters, kettles or coffee makers can start a fire. Here some tips to make sure that your equipment is safe:

  • Check that the cords on your electrical appliances are not frayed.

  • It is always important to unplug small appliances when not being used.

  • A power point that is overloaded with adapter plugs can cause a fire from an overloaded electrical circuit.

  • An extension cord can also be a fire hazard if overloaded or if covered with personal property. Double check appliances and do not overload electrical outlets and extension cords.

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