Using extension leads and cables

Lesson Progress:
  • Extension cables and reels should be fully unwound to avoid them overheating and catching fire.
  • Do not overload extension cables with too many plugs or plug adapters.
  • Where possible, route cables or leads overhead. (Cables on the floor are trip hazards.)
  • Use protective ramps to protect cables from being run over if they need to be routed at floor level.
  • Don’t route cables across puddles or waterlogged ground.
  • Get a transformer moved rather than using several leads joined together.