- If you are going to handle some part of the electrical installation in your home, you must first turn off the mains switch on the consumer unit.
- If you so require, Iberdrola can provide you with an authorised installer who will adapt the installation to your home. Send your request to the Iberdrola Home Support service.
- Electrical appliances must not be left within children’s reach.
- All power sockets should have protective covers whenever they are not in use.
- Whenever possible, avoid having electrical appliances, cables, plugs, etc. in your child's bedroom.
- Take special care with radiators.
Bathroom and kitchen
- Bathrooms and kitchens carry a greater electrical risk as there is often steam or water vapour. Take special precautions in these rooms.
- Do not use electrical appliances near the shower or the bath.
- Never use electrical appliances with wet hands.
- Never use electrical appliances if you have bare feet.
- Do not use metal objects to remove a piece of toast stuck in the toaster.
- In the kitchen, do not use electrical appliances near the sink or in areas where there is steam.
- Switch off cooking or heating appliances before leaving home.
- Before cleaning a household appliance, unplug it.
- To unplug an appliance, do not pull the cable, pull the actual plug.
- Never put metal objects into an appliance which is in use.
What to do in case of electrocution
- Make sure the person is not in contact with any source of electricity.
- If the person is in contact with electricity, unplug the power source first and then the general supply, if necessary. Do not try to touch them or use any metal instruments.
- If they remain unconscious, try to resuscitate them if you know how to, or call 112 immediately.