Safety around metal

We all come into contact with metal objects on a daily basis - turning on a tap, playing with our computers and toys and even using the fridge. Because metal conducts electricity, you have to be very careful when you use metal items.

  • Never put a metal object, like a knife into a toaster. It is very dangerous!
  • Never put anything in a power point that's not meant for it. Electricity will travel right up the metal object into your body.
  • Be careful when climbing a ladder at home. The power lines connected to our house are usually protected, but they can be damaged by rubbing against the gutter or a tree, or through exposure to the sun. If a person is on a metal ladder and touches the exposed line, the electricity will travel through their body to the earth.