Dangerous situations

Always be on the look out for dangers in and around your home. This could be anything from a faulty electrical lead to a 'stacked' power point - one with too many plugs in it. These situations could be life threatening and an electrician should be called in to fix them.

  • Faulty appliances and damaged electrical leads should be disconnected at the power point and fixed or replaced by an electrician.
  • Never stack power points. Use a power board or have an extra power point installed. Stacked power points can cause fires.
  • Before you or your family do any major digging in the yard you should get Mum or Dad to ring Dial Before you Dig on 1100 to make sure there are no underground cables near your property. If you hit one you could be electrocuted, as well as possibly interrupting the power to your suburb.