Electrical safety is the number 3 cause of home fires in Tasmania.

Remember to follow the important proceedures listed below:


  • Clean dryer filters before every use.
  • Ventilate dryers adequately.
  • Allow dryers to complete their cool down cycle.
  • Label flammable liquids and poisons clearly and keep in correct containers.
  • Store poisons and flammable liquids safely away from children.



  • Don’t overload power points or power boards.
  • Replace damaged plugs and leads.
  • Use power boards with overload protection.
  • Never handle electrical equipment with wet hands.
  • Switch off and unplug appliances when not in use.
  • Don’t use faulty electrical equipment until it has been repaired.
  • Don’t place extension leads under carpets or furniture.
  • Install an earth leakage circuit breaker.
  • Check electrical wiring and switches regularly, especially in older homes. Anything more than a visual check must be done by a licensed electrician.


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