Electricity is something which can be
as hazardous as it is useful. Minor electrical shocks could
be fatal, and minor errors while handling electrical equipment
could hurt you and your own. Here are a few tips to protect
yourself from electrical circuits.
Always examine your surroundings for
power line locations before doing any outside work.
Do not allow children to play
close to power lines, or to touch the live wires.
- Teach your children about
- Do not plant vegetation to
grow up or near electric poles or wires.
Do not throw objects on
power lines, which cause short circuits resulting in injuries.
Damage to elecrtical appliances
or wires in your house must be repaired by an electrician.
If anyone in your house
suffers an electric shock, call your local emergency medical
service immediately. Even minor shocks can cause life-threatening
conditions hours later, so it is important to seek immediate medical
Stay clear off overhead power
lines when moving or storing irrigation pipes, iron pipes or rods.
Never climb electricity poles,
towers or substation fences. Call APCPDCL staff for attending to any electrical emergency.
If you are involved in a traffic
accident that results in power lines touching your car, do
not get out of your car unless it is on fire. If you must
get out of your car because of fire or other immediate life-threatening
situation, do your best to jump clear of the car and land
on both feet. Then shuffle away from the car, keeping both
feet close together, to minimize the path of electric current
and avoid electric shock.
If you are at the scene of
such an accident, do not approach a car that is touching power
lines. Remain at a safe distance. Try to Keep the victim in
the vehicle calm and wait for emergency personnel to handle
Never touch a person who is
in contact with power lines or other objects that are touching
power lines. You cannot help them by being electrocuted yourself.
Protect your home
Turn off your cooking range, toaster oven, iron, or other items that could cause a fire when the
power comes back, whenever the current supply gets
off your air conditioner and water heater to prevent system
overloads when power is restored. These two appliances are
big users of electricity, especially after they have been
off for a while. Turn them on about 30 minutes after power
has been restored.
If you are using a
generator, never connect it to your home's electrical system,
which can endanger you, your neighbors and utility workers.
Make sure the generator is grounded. Follow
the generator manufacturer's recommendations for safe use.
Stop surges and spikes at
your main electrical service. This device, available for lease,
is professionally installed by APCPDCL. An
external device is professionally installed on your meter
which absorbs any voltage spikes before they enter your home.
Our external device defends all major motor-driven appliances
air conditioners, electric ranges, cloth dryers, dishwashers,
refrigerators, heating system, and more. It
also defends those super sensitive electronics from power
fluctuation, which can slowly wear out your
equipment and cause premature failure.
Anyone who's ever lost a phone
or answering machine knows that phone lines are a dangerous
source of power surges. The plug-in phone line protector stops
phone surges, protecting your computer/modem, fax machine,
or answering machine. By protecting these super sensitive
electronics from internal home power fluctuations, it also
extends the life of your equipment.
For sensitive electronics
that dont need cable phone line protection, such as
stereos and microwaves, we have high sensitivity plug-in devices.