5 outdoor electrical hazards

Power Lines Always look up and out for power lines. Keep you and your equipment at least 10 feet away from power lines. Outdoor Outlets These should be powered by a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), whihc turns itself off it is senses a current leak or a short circuit. Pools Use battery-powered electronics around the pool Have an electrician inspect your pool, spa or hot tub before the beginning of each swim season to avoid electrical hazards. Extension Cords Use extension cords that are rated for outdoor use. Using an indoor cord, which cannot withstand the weather conditions, could result in a shock or fire hazard. Electric Garden Tools Never use electric garden tools in wet or damp conditions. Check for cracked or frayed cords before use and replace if damaged. Learn more at SafeElectricity.org.

1. Power Lines

Always look up and out for power lines. Keep you and your equipment at least 10 feet away from power lines.

2. Outdoor Outlets

These should be powered by a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI), whihc turns itself off it is senses a current leak or a short circuit.

3. Pools

Use battery-powered electronics around the pool Have an electrician inspect your pool, spa or hot tub before the beginning of each swim season to avoid electrical hazards.

4. Extension Cords

Use extension cords that are rated for outdoor use. Using an indoor cord, which cannot withstand the weather conditions, could result in a shock or fire hazard.

5. Electric Garden Tools

Never use electric garden tools in wet or damp conditions. Check for cracked or frayed cords before use and replace if damaged.

 

Learn more at SafeElectricity.org.

 

July 2019

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