In this article we’ve included a video about safety tips that we want you to know about. Before you do anything that involves electricity you should always make sure that you’ve followed a few important safety measures.
You might want to do a simple electrical task like change out an electrical fixture. Perhaps a ceiling fan for example. But even the most simple tasks can be dangerous. That’s why it’s important to know how to be safe and always double check. Most important, always turn off the power!
By doing a load calculation you can figure out how much power your devices pull. This is a good way to prevent from getting into a potentially dangerous situation.
It’s a good idea to have a plan. Grab a pencil and paper and draw out a diagram and label key points. Also a good idea, mark key points on your walls and ceiling for your installation locations.
Sometimes stores don’t have the correct contents included in the box. For this reason it’s a good idea to double check that you have the correct documentation, etc. The wrong manual could cause you to miscalculate your loads.
Having the proper tools is very important. Insulated rubber handles and shoes with rubber soles will help protect you from potential shock. Safety glasses and leather gloves are also recommended.
Leaving a mess can be dangerous. Clean up as you go.
Always turn off the power first. Use a meter to double check the power is off.
Call Mister Sparky if you have any trouble or are unsure you are doing something correctly.
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