Working from Home? Ensure Safety Comes First.

As we all deal with the realities associated with COVID-19, a great many people are now working from home. For most, working from home for an extended period like this is a new experience and one that takes some getting used to. As we adapt to new routines, it’s sometimes easy to overlook safety, unwittingly putting ourselves at increased risk.

During this period of remote working and with so much extra time being spent in our homes, we should all pay added attention to home electrical safety. Here are our top tips to do just that.

Avoid creating hazards with unsafe electrical setups and practices by following these guidelines.

Working at a Desk
With increased use of electrical equipment like laptops, tablets, phones, heaters, extension cords, and power bars in many homes, this is the perfect time to take a look at your home office. A hastily set up workstation can increase your risk of electrical accidents.

Here’s what to do:

Working in Other Rooms
Some people may find themselves doing work from the kitchen table or in their bedroom. Keep these safety tips in mind no matter where you’re working:

Doing Housework
As we spend all this time at home, we’re inclined to do more housework and home projects. Always remember:

Remember to always be safe. With all this extra time at home, now might be the perfect time to check your smoke detectors and fire extinguishers to ensure they’re in working order, and to develop and practice your own family’s fire escape plan.

Please take the time to avoid hazards and stay safe at home.