Documentation on electrical safety in your home.
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- Getting Started
- Equipment Guides
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- Equipment Warranties
- Legal & Safety Information
- Make sure all plugs and sockets fit firmly and require some force to insert and remove.
- Place childproof caps on all unused outlets if children are present in the home.
- Always grasp the plug to remove it from the outlet, never pull it from the cord.
- Avoid using extension cords. If they must be used, do not overload them.
- Check cords for fraying, bare wires and other defects, especially at the point where the cord attaches to the equipment.
- Keep cords out of highly used walkways to prevent tripping.
- Disconnect equipment that sparks, blows a fuse, or gives the slightest shock.
- Report equipment malfunctions to your home medical equipment supplier.
- Allow only a qualified electrician to repair wiring or circuits. In Case of Electric Shock
- Do not touch the person who has been shocked; you could be shocked also.
- Turn off the power or pull the plug to the equipment that caused the shock or call the electric company if you are unable to turn off the power.
- Call 911 to treat the victim.