Electric safety tips
Longmont Power & Communications is reminding people that electricity
deserves your respect -- if you are careless, you can get a shock or start
a fire. You can avoid electrical accidents by keeping these safety tips in
Be alert when using electrical products. Every product comes with instructions
for proper use. Follow manufacturers instructions and read care and
maintenance manuals and warnings carefully before you use the product.
Keep extension and electrical cords out of the reach of children and pets.
Avoid overloading outlets with too many appliances or plugs.
Never force a plug into an outlet if it doesnt fit.
Dont run extension cords under rugs or furniture. They can overheat
and may cause a fire.
Use extension cords only on a temporary basis and not as permanent household
Dont use appliances with broken plugs or frayed, cut or damaged cords.
They can cause a shock or fire.
Water and electricity dont mix. Dont leave appliances plugged
in where they might come into contact with water. If a plugged-in appliance
falls into the water, NEVER reach in to pull it out -- even if its turned
off. Unplug it first.