Winter Electrical Safety Tips

Winter Electrical Safety Tips

Even though the season has been mild, winter is nowhere near over and the risk of severe weather still looms. Prep your home and family for the risk of winter weather with our winter electrical safety tips!

Winter Electrical Safety Tips:

  •        Emergency Kit and inform all members of the household of it’s location
  •         Use standby generators safely
  •         Stay away from downed power lines and always assume they are energized
  •         If icy conditions slide you into a power pole and the lines fall onto your car, STAY IN THE CAR unless there is a fire. If you must evacuate the vehicle, jump free and avoid touching the ground and the car at the same time

Portable Space Heaters:

Space heater safety is a huge part of our winter electrical safety tips this season!

  •         Keep drapes, clothing, and other flammable objects a safe distance away
  •         Plug directly into the outlet -avoid using extension cords
  •         Place in a secure area where they won’t be bothered or kicked causing a fire hazard
  •         Keep in a dry area to avoid shock risk and corrosion
  •         Make sure the plug fits in the outlet snug and secure
  •         Do not run cords under carpet or rugs -this will cause the cord to overheat
  •         Never leave a space heater unsupervised
  •         Always turn off and UNPLUG when not in use
  •         Electric blankets and heating pads should not be used at the same time
  •         Check cords for wear before plugging in
  •         Unplug the heating pad before getting into bed to avoid overheating and fire risk
  •         Do not tuck heating blankets under mattresses or place other covers on top
  •         Avoid folding the heating blanket while it’s on
  •         Make sure your heating blanket has a mechanism to shut off if overheating occurs

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