Appliance Safety Tips

Safety Tips

  • Always read the manufacturer's instructions carefully before using a new appliance
  • Treat flexes with care and check regularly for signs of wear
  • Don't repair a damaged flex or make joints to extend a flex
  • Replace all appliances or plugs which are broken or have signs of excessive heating
  • Don't drag an appliance by the flex or pull on the flex to remove a plug from the socket
  • Don't overload sockets, use fused extension leads if required
  • Uncoil an extension lead completely before use
  • Don't cover an electric heater with clothing or other items
  • Keep heaters away from bedclothes, clothing and curtains to avoid risk of fire
  • Don’t use portable appliances in a wet location such as the bathroom or the garden when it's raining 

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