For Home and School
All violations of the Philippine Electrical Code (PEC) represent potentially dangerous arrangements. In order to correct these situations, the following safety practices are encouraged:
- Never underestimate the danger of 220- volt AC circuits. More people die from 220- volt AC electrical shock than any other voltage. this is mostly due to lack of respect.
- Watch out for electrical arcs: they can cause severe burns.
- Do not operate equipment beyond its rated capacity.
- Never install equipment beyond its rated capacity.
Electrical Safety For Children Through Parents
Stay Clear of Power Lines
- Don’t play near power lines.
- Never climb trees that are near electric wires.
- Do not electric utility poles substation fences or high-tension wires.
- Never throw anything over or at power lines.
- Stat away from fallen power lines.
- Never fly kites near power lines.
- Never install TV antenas near power lines.
Don’t Play with Electrical Equipment
- Don’t stick any object other than an electric plug into an outlet.
- Never fool or pray with wires electric meters, switches or any electrical equipment inside and outside your home.
- Don’t break insulators or electrical equipment.
- Stay away from transformers and power substations.
Use Appliances Safely
- Never use any electrical appliances when you’re wet, have we hands, or when you’re standing in water.
- Keep all electric appliances at least 10 feet away from pools.
- If an appliance repeatedly blows a fuse, trips a circuit breaker or if it has given you a shock, unplug it and have it repaired.
- When wiring or installing a new equipment, let it be handled by a duly licensed electrical engineer or electrician to ensure the equipment meets the requirements for safe operation.
Caution: Remember electricity is your friend, but use it safely.
For Office and Workplace
- Inspect electrical cords regularly and repair or replace damage cords.
- Only licensed electrical engineers and master electricians should install cords on equipment.
- Use only BPS or other internationally approved high-quality components when making a repair.
- If the use if voltage higher than 600 V is required, let it be handled by a duly licensed Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) or a Registered Electrical Engineer (REE) for assistance in the design and installation.
- If you need additional outlet always consult your duly licensed electricians to have the work done. Do not use extension cords for permanent installation, i.e. longer than three months.
- Check for outlets that have those loose-fitting plugs, which can overheat and lead to fire.
- Replace any missing or broken wall plates.
- Make sure there are safety covers on all un-used outlets that are accessible to children.
- Make sure cords are in good condition – not frayed or cracked.
- Cords should never be nailed or stapled to the wall, baseboard or to another object.
- Do not place cords under carpets or rugs or rest any furniture on them.
- See that the cords are not overloaded: and they are not meant to be used permanently as household wiring.
- Make sure plugs fit your outlets.
- Never force a plug into an outlet if it doesn’t fit.
- Avoid overloading outlets with too many appliances.
- Check the wattage of all bulbs in light fixtures to make sure they are the correct wattage for the size of the fixture.
- Replace bulbs that have higher wattage than recommended.
- Make sure bulbs are properly secured; loose ones may overheat.
Circuit Breakers / Fuses
- Should be the correct size current rating for their circuit.
- If you do not know the right size, have a licensed engineer and master electrician identify and label the size to be used.
- Always replace a fuse with the same size and rating.
Water and Electricity Don’t Mix
- Don’t plugged an appliances where they might come into contact with water.
- Do not pull out plugged-in appliance that falls into water, even if it is turned off. Firs, turn off the power source and pull it out.
- Before using an appliance that has gotten wet, have it checked first by a qualified technician.
- Electric powered tool and equipment should not be used in the rain or wet conditions.
- Always use an extension cord marked for out-door use and rated for the power need of your tools.
- Remember to unplug all portable tools when not in use.
- Since metal ladder conducts electricity, watch out for overhead and power lines when using.
Do’s and Dont’s for Electrical Safety
- Do use extension cords only on temporary basis.
- Do put safety covers on unused receptacle outlets and extension cords.
- Do unplug an appliance and call an electrician if the receptacle face-plate feels hot or if there is sparking, smoke, color or odor coming from the outlet, cord or appliances.
- Do examine appliance and extension cords regularly for signs of wear and tear or damage of insulation.
- Do unlug all non-essential electrical appliance when not in used.
- Do use extension cords listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
- Don’t use extension cords as permanent substitute for inadequate house wiring.
- Don’t use extension cords that are worn or damaged and don’t attach it on walls with nails or staples.
- Don’t put extension cords under rug where they might be walked on, don’t rest anything on an it.
- Don’t overload cords with too much appliances.
- Don’t touch any appliances that has emitted an electric shock until the appliance has been unplugged.
- Don’t place electrical appliance where they might come in contact with water. Never reach into water for plugged in appliances. Turn off power first, then unplugged it.
- Don’t place an appliance cord where it might touch a hot surface.
- Don’t leave any wiring exposed in outlets and switches. Use the correct size face-plate.
- Don’t ignore switches or outlets that don’t work. Call the help of a licensed electrician.
- Don’t let cords hang over counter-tops where children can pull it down.
NEVER GUESS. Consider every line energized!