Electrical safety abroad – electrical safety tips for jet-setters
Electrical safety abroad – are you lucky enough to be jetting off somewhere abroad this summer or early autumn? Relaxing but the pool, walking across luxurious beaches or having an adventurous skiing holiday? It’s easy to let your guard down on holiday and let’s face it, everyone wants to have a nice relaxing holiday with no disasters that’s why we have compiled this list of our top electrical safety tips for jet-setters!
- Make sure you have the correct travel adaptor for the country you are visiting! If your adapter is slightly off size don’t try to make it fit!
- Been for a dip in the pool and heading back to your hotel room? Make sure you and any children are thoroughly dry before flipping the light switch.
- Don’t purchase counterfeit electrical goods! They may seem like a great cheap option but can cause devastating house fires.
- If you are travelling outside of Europe the voltages can be different meaning you may need to use a voltage adaptor! Check and plan ahead.
- Never use mains power electrics in the bathroom even if it does have sockets. Water and electricity don’t mix!
- Keep electrical appliances away from the pool.
- Limited sockets? Take care, not to overload extension leads. Overloading extension leads can cause devices to overheat and catch alight.
- Avoid using faulty looking light switches and plug sockets, these can give off a nasty shock!
- Buy all travel adapters and converters from the UK before travelling abroad as not all the adapters and converters abroad will match the British safety standards.
We hope you have enjoyed reading through our electrical safety tips, if you have any of your own that we have missed off our list please leave us a comment below. Have a great holiday and stay safe!