Safety Tip: Outdoor electrical safety

The weather is nice and people are doing more outdoors.  With that, we see electrical cords outdoors.  Here are a few outdoor electrical safety tips:

  • Check the condition of the cord  before use.  Make sure the grounding prong is in good condition and there are no tears in the insulation.
  • Don’t run the cord through water unless it is designed for that purpose and has in internal Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI or GFCI).
  • Outlets outdoors should be protected from the weather and on GFI circuits.
  • Turn off equipment when it is not in use.  Check that electrical tools are switched off before plugging them in.
  • Unplug cords when not in use.  Extension cords are only for short term use.
  • Don’t stand in water (such as puddles) when using electrical equipment.
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