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March 24, 2023

Tips to keep your children safe around electricity

At FBS Electrical Thanet, we understand that children bring immense joy to our lives, but their inquisitive nature can lead to potential electrical hazards at home. That's why it is essential to teach children about the dangers of electricity from a young age, ideally around four years old.

Science is an exciting subject for many children, and it can be used to educate them about the power and hazards of electricity. A visit to the London Science Museum can be an excellent destination for children to learn about electricity and how to stay safe.

However, education on electricity should not stop there. Children should be familiarized with dangerous household appliances and taught never to touch or use them without parental supervision. It is crucial to stress the severity of electricity from day one.

To ensure children's safety, it is advisable to form a list of rules for them to follow, such as not touching electrical cords or sockets, always asking for parental permission and help when using electrical items, not touching anything electrical with wet hands, and not collecting any balls from where electrical goods are kept.

Creating an Electrical Safety Ambassador with a shiny badge and notebook can be a fun way to award children who remember and follow the rules.

It is vital to set an example for children and take extra precautions to keep them safe, such as putting child-proof covers on sockets, keeping cords neat and tidy, keeping electrical goods away from children, and putting bathroom electrical goods away in a safe place where kids cannot touch them.

At FBS Electrical Thanet, we prioritize your family's safety. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you keep your home safe from electrical hazards.

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