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    Hi guys. Just sharing this article for electrical safety. Last week our office caught fire because of electrical fires. One of our extension cords got loose because it was along the corridor. Just sharing this tips!
    • Make sure that all power cords and even extension cords are in good, working condition (i.e. none should be cracked, frayed, or cut). Take the item to an authorized service center or an electrical supplier in Metro Manila if the power cord is damaged.
    • Cut the power cord if you plan on disposing of the item instead because this helps to ensure that no one else in your office will pick the item up and take the hazard home with them.
    • Do not attempt to splice or repair a damaged or cut cord yourself. Even if you use “electrical” tape, as it is commonly referred to, it is not rated for the heat that is generated by electricity running through the wires. The black vinyl tape will simply end up melting or burning.
    • Make sure that all the electrical items in your office, including extension cords, surge suppressors, and appliances, are certified by a nationally recognized independent testing laboratory.
    • Unplug appliances when not in use, not only to conserve energy, but also to reduce the chances for electric shock or fire.
    • Always fully insert the plug into the outlet.
    • Plugs should fit securely into an outlet so it should not require much force to fit. Never force a plug into an outlet.
    • Do not remove the third prong or the ground prong of a three-prong plug to fit it into a two-prong outlet. This may result in electrical shock.
    • Always turn off the appliances before connecting their power cords into outlets.
    • Never staple or nail power cords into baseboards, walls, or other surfaces.
    • Do not coil power cords when in use or in storage.

    Source: Meiji Electrical Company Philippines

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    This safety tips and practices is not just applicable at offices but also for our homes and other work areas as well. Nice post bro!

    BTW, guilty on the last item -- not a good practice pala ang pag ikot ng cords. I read somewhere before na hindi advisable ang pag-coil ng mobile charger cords especially after use as it is prone to breakage due to heat. Guess the same principle applies to extension cords. Good to know.



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