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A guide to child safety around electrical appliances

There are a number of ways you can increase safety levels for children when they are around electrical appliances.

  • Make sure all cords to your appliances (e.g. iron, kettle) are kept well out of the reach of children.
  • Teach your child not to touch electrical appliances with wet hands.
  • Always fit safety caps into unused sockets, and always place child locks on washing machine doors.
  • Always protect heaters and electric fires with a safety guard when children are around.
  • Never let your child wander near outdoor power lines and transformers, and never allow children to climb trees near power lines.

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