Energy Savings & Tips
If you are a Domestic Consumer, please follow these practices:-
- Use standard pins to tap supply of power from the plug points.
- Always use standard ISI marked materials even though they may cost a little more.
- Replace a fused bulb only after switching it off.
- Plug points of heavy appliances like - refrigerator, mixer, iron, wet grinder, washingmachine, etc. must be properly earthed and the power should be drawn only througha 3-pin plug.
- Keep a bulb in place in all the lamp holders in the house.
If you are a Commercial Consumer, please follow these practices:-
- Get all your wiring done only through a licensed contractor.
- Do not allow tying up of advertisement boards, or flags and banners to the electricpost.
- Do not allow loading of a vehicle to a height that it runs the risk of coming incontact with overhead supply lines. This kind of accident could be fatal for allthe passengers.
If you are an Industrial Consumer, please follow these practices:-
- Place 'Men at Work' sign on all the switches before commencing work. Ensure thatfuses are withdrawn before any work for added safety.
- Always treat a circuit as 'alive' unless until it is proved otherwise beyond doubt.
- Ensure that all the splices and connections are fully secured and do remember todischarge any cable to earth before setting out to work on its core.
- Keep rubber mats before the electrical switches and have the rubber gloves periodicallychecked.
- Make sure that workers are fully familiar with all kinds of fire fighting equipmentsthat are available and they know which ones can be used in case of electrical fire.You can use sand or blankets to contain a fire caused due to electrical fault.
- Do warn others when they happen to be dangerously close to high tension electricalapparatus.
- Do turn away your face whenever a flash or an arc is expected.
- Do not close any switch without knowing which and all circuits may be under itscontrol and exactly why that switch has been kept open.
- Do not touch or tamper with any electrical gear or a conductor unless you have ascertainedthat it is dead and earthed. A high-voltage apparatus is known to give leakage shockor flash without you having actually touch it !
- Do not touch a circuit with your bare fingers or the hand or some other make-shiftdevice to discover whether it is alive or dead.
- Do not close or open a switch hesitatingly. Always do it firmly and quickly.
- Do not allow usage of frail wires with worn out insulation.
- Don't throw water on live equipments in case of electric fire. It could prove outto be highly dangerous. Also, do not make use of fire extinguishers on electricalfires unless they are clearly marked for use under such a condition.
- Do not go near running belts of machine components.
- Do not bring a naked flame near any oil filled equipment and strictly prohibit anysmoking in the area where batteries are installed.
- Do not allow your visitors to venture into high voltage zones in your work place.
- Do not enter excavation sites or the trenches that smell of obnoxious gas and don'twork in poorly lit conditions.
Beware of Sub-Stations and Transmission Lines
Be careful to avoid sub-stations! The sub-station is the place where huge amountsof electrical power is reduced to a lower voltage making it fit for transmissiondown to households. The fence surrounding a sub-station always has a barbed wireon top and you will also see a sign like DANGER - HIGH VOLTAGE . The sign is therefor your own safety. So stay clear of such an installation. Avoid places with similarwarnings like electric poles, towers, and other structures.