Unplug appliances before you clean them and when they are not in use. Push small appliances to the back of your counters. And make sure you use all three prongs of your electric plugs, and replace worn or frayed cords immediately. Never force a plug into an outlet if it doesn’t fit, and never nail or tack cords to walls or floors.
In case of Fire If you are unable to evacuate,Wait at a window if possible and signal for help by waving an object that can be seen from the outside.
Make sure you know the loading and storage chart,If you store hazardous materials properly, the chances of fire, spills, and accidents are greatly reduced. A leaking drum of lacquer thinner can be a fire hazard unless the right precautions are taken.
Switch off electrical items that are not in regular use at the plug and ensure that when we are away from the house for any length of time that you unplug and switch off electrical items as items left plugged in can be a fire risk and waste energy if left on standby.
Keep all ladders and other tools in the SAFE ZONE, at least 10 feet from any power lines. Put it up only where you have to work. Always make sure that, if the ladder fell, it would not contact any power lines or other electrical equipment.
Never block stairway doors open and keep all stairways and
landings clear. Nothing can be placed or stored in stairways so in case of fire personnels can escape readily.
Do not use any electrical items in the bathroom unless specifically designed for use there, eg. Shavers and electric toothbrushes. Even with these items however, take care not to get wet and avoid plugging and unplugging with wet hands.
Teach your kids not to poke things into electrical outlets, toasters, or any other appliances, whether they’re on or off. Use plug covers or inserts in all your outlets.
Count the doors, desks, work stations, etc. between your work space and the nearest exit. Due to smoke or a power failure, an escape in the dark may be necessary.