How to prevent electric shock?


If you dealing with electricity should be equally safe,whether you`re installing a new circuit or screwing in a light bulb.Electricity is always is seeking an easy  way to travel.Sticking your finger,screwdriver or car key to light socket this charged particle with an alternative path to moving along a wire.

For now you`ll need to keep a few rules in mind when dealing with your electrical system :-

  • Don`t handle anything electrical if you`re wet  or are standing on a wet surface.
  • Never overload the circuit beyond its capacity
  • Extension cord are for temporary use only
  • Never start an electrical repair or additional until you`re sure how to do the job correctly
  • Switch off the main power supply and put a signage `DO NOT SWITCH ON ‘
  • When a problem beyond your expertise,call a licensed electrician


1) Turn off the power supply

This is the TOP of the list safety rules in electrical works.Shut the power off by either removing fuse or flipping the circuit breaker.After the power is OFF,hang a sign on a services panel from start your work until finish.It for prevent miss understanding thinking that circuit breaker tripping and someone to switch on back.Use a multimeter to confirm no more power supply.

2) Remove metal jewelery

Any metal ring or jewelery should be remove before start the electrical works.They are little conductor when contact with live circuit.For additional protection you can wear a electrical hand glove.

3) One hand behind your back

An electrical current need to travel from point to point to completed the circuit.You should only use one hand when you change a fuse or flip a circuit breaker to prevent accidentally come into contact with any metal surface in the box because that completed a pathway for the current.The other hand should be at behind your back or in your pocket.

4) Test,test,test

Even if you`re turn off the power supply,check every device and fixture along the circuit way before you do any work on them.You should take this precaution in case a device wired into different circuit.accident happen regularly because they believe power supply was shut off.

5) Dry ground

Never stand in a puddle and or on damp ground when working on your electrical system.Always find the dry pieces of insulating material to stand on while working or use Electrical proof safety shoes.If you must working in wet weather,wear thick solid rubber boots.

6) Watch the ladder

Avoid to use metal ladder to perform electrical works.Electrician should use a wood or fiberglass step ladder because it non-conductive material.

7) Tool health

Inspect your tool before starting the works.Make sure tools in good condition and insulation.If use a tools not in proper condition,it may cause a serious injury.

Use a VDE tools for electrical works to prevent shock or short circuit.

8) Use proper PPE

Please make sure you`re wear a suitable Personal Protective Equipment ( PPE ) when perform electrical works.Compulsory PPE was a hard hat,safety glass and safety shoe.



  1. Thanks for your tips. I have changed a few light fixtures in my house, and I have gotten shocked before. It isn’t fun and is the reason why I get an electrician for the bigger jobs. However, I will have to remember to not use my aluminum ladder next time I change a light fixture. I think that might be one of the reasons I get shocked so much.

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