The amount of electricity coming from your outlets in your home is enough to be dangerous. Some important safety tips are:
- Wall sockets can only handle two plugs safely. Don't overload outlets by using an "octopus" (an outlet with several plugged-in cords) or splitters.
- Cover outlets to prevent children from inserting objects into the outlets.
- All sockets in wet or damp environments - bathrooms, around sinks or outside - should have special circuits called ground fault circuit interrupters. These simple devices prevent shocks. An electrical contractor can install them.