Stay Safe From Electrical Accidents During The Rainy Season
- Avoid fallen electricity poles or power lines in contact with water.
- Do no stay beside or under electrical installations during a storm.
- Stay away from metals during lightening.
- Do not use electrical appliances that are wet.
- Avoid the usage of electrical gadgets during a storm.
- Do not seek refuge in any structure under power lines during rainfall or strong wind.
- Do not lift any low-lying or downed power lines as they may still be energized.
- Get a safe place to park your vehicle when there is a heavy downpour.
- Do not drive over fallen power lines.
- Never touch or go close to any vandalized electrical installation.
- Do not attempt to free somebody who is in contact with an electrical power line or equipment; if untrained, alert IBEDC or the Fire Brigade for help.
- Use an earth leakage circuit breaker to help prevent electrical accidents and damage to properties.
- Do not attempt to move a fallen power line by using another object such as broom or stick as these non-conductive materials can conduct electricity when wet.
- Do not jump over, go under or touch snapped or saggy wires as they might be energized.
- Do not climb trees that are close to electrical installations.
- Do not attempt to raise fallen poles or support structures.
Remember; Safety First, Safety Always