The specific tips to ensure electrical safety in and around your home depend on your children’s ages. If we’re talking about toddlers and very children, the responsibility falls on the guardians to ensure their safety - things like putting covers on electrical outlets, ensuring there are no exposed wires or accessible tangled cables, and unplugging or hiding unused small appliances that are within reach of the child.
When your child is older, some of the onus of electrical safety falls on them. Here are some things you should teach them when they are old enough to follow instructions:
With some coaching and reminders, children will quickly get the idea of how to maintain their electrical safety. You, as their guardian, will be responsible not only for providing a safe environment, free from electrical hazards, but to educate them on basic electrical DOs and DON’Ts at home and beyond. You should also consult with a licensed electrical contractor if something in your home requires a repair and not attempt the fix yourself.