Be a Safe Home – BC Hydro

Electrical safety tips

  • Follow these tips to help make your home safe and comfortable

Christmas safety tips: Extension cords

  • Keep your extension cords away from water. 
  • Do not use a two pronged extension cord outdoors.
  • Always use extension cords that are properly rated for the load.
  • Never break off or bypass the grounding prong on a three-pronged plug.
  • Worn cords can cause shocks and fires. Do not use them!
  • When removing a plug from a socket, pull on the plug and not on the cord.