1. Circuit Breakers
If you have moved into a newly constructed house, the circuit-breaker should be placed in the consumer unit. This unit automatically trips the circuit if there is a wiring fault. Circuit breakers are similar to fuse holders but much more accurate when it comes to power tripping.
2. Electrical Fuses
A fuse automatically disconnects the circuit in case of a high current flow or faulty wiring. When the current exceeds the permissible level and poses a safety hazard, electrical fuses break the faulty circuit by melting and protect against short circuits and electrical fires.
3. Electrical Enclosure
When it comes to electrical safety, enclosures play a vital role. Be sure to check that it can hold the equipment safely. It should offer complete protection from falling dirt, lint, splashing liquids, rain, snow and also comply with NEMA regulations.
4. Electrical Cables
The proximity of electrical cables to hot surfaces and liquids can be hazardous. Have the condition of your cables checked for damage. Replace damaged cables immediately and ensure that they are not wrapped around any warm equipment.
You can easily avoid serious injuries by following these simple electrical safety tips in all the areas of your home.