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Energy security tips

Energy security tips

Safety is our first objective, that is why we offer you this series of recommendations that will allow you to use electrical energy more safely:

Avoid contact of water with electricity

To use any electrical appliance you must have dry hands and feet, and preferably be footwear.
Before connecting an electrical appliance, check that it is not wet, and never handle it while being in the bathtub or shower. When watering, be careful not to direct water to cables, meter cabinets, hitch boxes, etc.
In bathrooms, hot and cold water pipes, drains, metal door and window frames, radiators, etc., must be connected to each other and to the earth network.
In the kitchen try to use electrical appliances away from the sink area.

Handle household appliances with caution:

Check that the voltage of your appliances is adequate for your home and that you have enough contracted electrical power.
If you need to manipulate them, unplug them first by pulling the insulating plug that connects them to the wall: never pull the cable directly.
Use the grounding of your appliances if they have it and your installation allows it. Also, if you change a grounded plug, replace it with a grounded one as well.
Locate appliances, especially stoves, televisions, and stereos at a safe distance from the wall to avoid overheating. If smoke or any unusual odor appears, unplug them immediately and have them checked by a technician.
Protects infants and toddlers from electricity:

Take care that your children do not use electric toys that plug into the network unless you watch them permanently while they play.
Keep children out of the reach of loose plugs or cables, especially in their playroom, and cover them with electrical tape or plug conceallers whenever possible.Take care that children do not play near the TV or lying in front of it. It is a very heavy object if it falls on a child, and also in older models, the cathode tube could explode if it receives a strong blow while it is on.
Let the iron cool in a secluded place and out of the reach of children.
Away from home, be careful with electrical infrastructure:Towers, utility poles, and transformation booths can be dangerous: do not enter or climb them, do not throw stones or other objects at them, and do not use them as supports.

In areas under an electric line, do not play with objects that could touch it (sticks, kites, drones, balls, etc.)
If the junction box of a lamppost is open, do not touch it under any circumstances.
If you find a cable on the ground, do not touch it, notify the electric company.
Keep your electrical installation safe:

Check that the main switch and the control and protection panel are located in an easy access point known to all members of the family.
If you are going to manipulate an installation, turn off the switch first. Do this, for example, before changing a light bulb.
Do not block the circuit breakers, so that they work freely in case of installation failure.
Never use appliances with bare wires, broken plugs, damaged plugs etc.
If a device “cramps” you, unplug it immediately and call a technician.
Do not overload electrical installations and do not put electrical cables under carpets.
Use a plug for each receiver, when possible. Multiple connections can cause overheating.
Check that the lights are working properly and keep them away from curtains and walls.
Do not place screens or cable routing near sources of heat.
When you stop using the iron, even just for a moment, don’t forget to unplug it and put it in a safe place.
In the event of an electrical accident:

If you can, cut off the power supply. If not, grab the victim by the clothing and pull on it without contacting their skin. If necessary, cover bare parts with dry clothing before touching him.
In the event of an electrical fire, use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire.
If a localized burn occurs, wash your hands thoroughly before treating it.
Cool the burn with water or ice, clean around it with a damp compress, and spread an antiseptic solution.
Finally, cover it with a sterile cotton pad. Do not directly touch the burn or open the blisters or bladders that form on it. If the burn is important, do not put creams and go to your medical assistance center.

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