Test your electrical safety know-how

Posted: April 4, 2012 in General Information
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(NC)—This fun, three-minute quiz will tell you if you’re a bright or dim light

Electricity. Can you imagine life without it? Most of us cannot. Sometimes, though, we all take electricity for granted, forgetting that while it helps run our homes, businesses and lives, it also carries risks. This short quiz will help test your electrical safety know-how. (Answers below.)

1. Fuses that frequently blow, or circuits that frequently trip, can be a sign of overloading and can present a potential fire hazards, you should:

a) Reset

b) Replace the fuses as they blow

c) Avoid using electrical products for the rest of the day

d) Call a Licensed Electrical Contractor; this could be a sign of overloading which can present a potential fire hazard

2. ________ outlets can cause overheating and present a potential fire hazard.

a) Outdoor

b) Small

c) Bathroom

d) Overloaded

3. What percentage of electrical fires are caused by electrical equipment and wiring in Ontario homes?

a) Less than 1%

b) 5%

c) 10%

d) Over 25%

4. The power should be turned off from your electrical panel when:

a) Electrical work is done in your basement

b) Electrical work is done in your kitchen

c) Electrical work is done near water

d) Any electrical work is done your home

5. What is the best way to know if an electrical product or appliance is approved and safe?

a) The product bears the name of a recognized certification agency

b) The product bears a “Made in Canada” stamp

c) The product comes with directions

d) The product is in its original packaging

6. Ontario law requires that:

a) Anyone offering electrical services must be licensed by the Government of Ontario

b) Anyone offering electrical services must be licensed by the local municipal government

c) Anyone offering electrical services must be licensed by the Electrical Safety Authority

d) None of the above

 

Answers: 1(d); 2(d); 3(d); 4(d); 5(a); 6(c). Number correct: 6=Master; 5=Skilled; 4=Apprentice; 3 or less=Newbie: Get learning. For more information on electrical safety visit: http://www.pluginsafely.ca.

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