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Safety procedures & standards for home

Safety Tips at home
  • Do not allow children to play in proximity to small or large electric appliances.
  • Replace any tools that put off even mild electric shocks.
  • Replace any light switches that have a tendency to flicker.
  • Replace any light switches that are hot to the touch.
  • Avoid overloading extension cords, sockets and plugs.
  • Do not every force a three-prong plug into a two-receptacle socket.
  • Know where fuse boxes and circuit breakers are located as well as how to properly operate them.
  • Never attempt electrical repairs or rewiring without proper certification and experience.
  • Do not put water on an electrical fire; use a dry fire extinguisher or baking soda instead.
  • Use BSTI approved conductor & equipment for house wiring purpose.
  • All circuits are to be protected by proper fuse/C.Bs.
  • All house hold equipments like freeze, oven, Television, Computer etc. should be properly grounded.
  • All switches are to be installed on phases of the supply line.
  • A two pole main switch for single phase & a four pole main switch for 3 phase supply is to installed.
  • The alternate generator supply is to be installed through a change over switch of proper rating.
  • Switch is not to be operated with wet hands.
  • The house construction is to be such that it is at a safe distance from nearby electrical overhead lines.
  • Tree plantation is to be such that it is clearly away from the overhead lines.