Children are curious in nature. Curiosity is a part of their learning. They are, however, unaware of the lurking dangers when it comes to electricity. The highest priority of any parent is to protect their children. One of the most effective approaches for protecting them is to teach them the basics of electricity and how to be safe from harm. All children, regardless of their age, should be aware of electrical dangers.
As one of the leading electrical groups, we are committed to the highest standards of safety. Following are some tips shared by our experts that can ensure electrical safety of your children.
The most important thing when it comes to electrical safety is to teach your kids that water and electricity should never be combined. It is observed that most of the electrical accidents happen when electricity is used near water. Therefore, it is highly advisable to keep electrical cords away from sinks, bathtubs and any other source of water. The thumb rule is never to use any electrical appliance when wet and avoid touching electrical appliances like a light switch, hair dryer or a toaster when you are touching water.
Another important tip from the team of electrical experts at GEA is to inform kids that only electric plugs go into outlets. Curious children have a habit of experimenting and might stick their fingers or other objects in an outlet. Sticking a bunch of items into one outlet or extension could lead to a massive shock or even death. It will also damage the electrical system and in extreme cases cause a fire too.
Experts at GEA Group, say that parents should tell their children to leave the electric cords alone. A curious toddler has a habit of putting everything in his or her mouth but the infant chewing on an electric cord could suffer from an electric burn. A better idea is to tuck all the electric cords out of the way from their reach. If your child doesn’t see it, he or she won’t be tempted to play with it or put it in the mouth thus avoiding possible future damage.