Guidance for Electricity Safety

1. Indoors
(1)   To avoid electric shocks, please avoid touching electric switches and electrical appliances with wet hands.
(2)   To prevent a fire caused by excessive loading on the electric outlet, please avoid connecting many plugs to a single electric outlet.
(3)   To avoid accidents from electric shocks, please do not touch electrical appliances while in the shower.
(4)   Please make sure the power is switched-off and disconnected before inspecting or repairing electrical appliances.
(5)   To avoid electric shocks, please do not insert metallic objects into electric sockets.
(6)   Please prevent infants from playing with electric outlets or inserting their fingers into electric sockets to avoid electric shocks.
(7)   Please be aware that electric appliances and cables should be stored or used in dry areas, avoid usage in wet areas.
(8)   When using electrical appliances, please make sure plugs are completly plugged into the electric sockets to avoid overheating due to poor connection.
(9)   When using electrical appliances that meet energy-saving standards, please read the instructions carefully, and make sure the correct voltage and current are applied from the power source.
(10) To prevent overheating and fire accidents, please make sure the power plugs are disconnected from electric outlets when electrical appliances and irons are not in use.
(11) Please make sure large electrical appliances, such as washing machines, are connected to ground to prevent electric shocks should electrical insulation fail.

2. Outdoors
(1)   When a person is experiencing an electric shock from leakage current of an electric cable, only a dry wooden stick/rod or a bamboo stick may be used to lift and remove the  cable, and the power company must be notified immediately to manage the crises.
(2)   Please avoid flying a kite in the vicinity of power cables.
(3)   When performing operations in the vicinity to power cables, please notify the power company to install protective tubes around the electric cables.
(4)   Please avoid contact with power cables when handling long metallic objects.
(5)   Electricity theft is illegal and harmful to everyone; such actions may result in excessive loading on power cables and fire accidents.
(6)   Please notify the police or Power Company immediately upon discovering misplaced power cables; never try to handle the situation on your own.

3. Conclusion
Electricity is a convenient source of energy supply commonly used in our daily lives, nevertheless, inappropriate handling may result in accidents. Please make sure to follow safety instructions to prevent unfortunate events from happening.

Source: Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs