2.2 recall the hazards of electricity including frayed cables, long cables, damaged plugs, water around sockets, and pushing metal objects into sockets

  • Frayed cables – damaged insulation exposes live wires which increases the risk of electric shock
  • Long cables – more likely to trip people up, more surface area for damage
  • Damaged plugs ( or other insulating materials) – Increases the risk of electric shock
  • Water around electrical sockets – Water is a conductor of electricity and will greatly increase the risk of electric shock
  • Pushing metal (or other conductors) into sockets – Increases the risk of electric shock (often only a problem with babies or young children)
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