Electrical Safety during Lockdown
Stay at home. Flatten the curve. Globally, these pleas are being made to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
In compliance, schools, businesses and even churches are closed, and people are studying, working and shopping remotely.
For some of us, this new way of life is significantly increasing our electrical consumption at home. More devices are being used and charged, more lights are switched on and the refrigerator is being opened more regularly.
So, here are some tips to help you remain electrically safe as you spend more time in your home environment during these unprecedented times.
Have you setting up a work station at home?
This may have required you to plug in a desktop system and a printer. Think about how you connected these devices. If they are set up directly in front of a wall plug, that’s excellent. But if you’re using your living room, sofa or bed to work you could pose a danger to yourself and others. So remember:
Are you using your handheld devices more?
While working remotely, no longer can you easily chat with the colleague who sits to your left or conveniently walk to your manager’s office down the hallway. Yet, the lines of communication must remain open between you and your colleagues.
Connectivity is more important now than ever, whether by WhatsApp messaging, calls and video or by Zoom Cloud Meetings. Thus, with more frequent usage, your devices will need to be charged more regularly. So don’t forget:
Are you in need of ways to keep children occupied while at home?
The demands of staying on top of your regular work responsibilities and supervising children indoors can be extremely overwhelming. To maintain their productivity, some parents may rely on electrical devices to help keep children occupied while others may still allow them to play outdoors, but whichever you choose, please bear the following in mind: