January 7, 2011

Some basic electrical satefy tips:

Shut off the power to a circuit or device that you will be working on before you work it.

Test the circuit after turning a it off. Never assume that the circuit is off!

Ladders are necessary to accomplish some electrical jobs. Never use an aluminum ladder on any electrical project. Always use an insulated fiberglass ladder to keep you safe.

Avoid wet areas when working with or on anything electrical. If there is a reason that you have to be in that situation, wear rubber boots and gloves to lesson your chance of getting shocked. Tools and appliances should be plugged into a GFCI outlet or GFCI extension cord.