Choose the Gift of Electrical Safety This Holiday Season
Updated: Dec 14, 2021
“It's the most wonderful time, of the yearrrr…” Although I know I can’t carry a tune like Andy Williams, singing along to Christmas carols around the home, or in my car, brings me a lot of joy and helps to bring the Christmas spirit to life for me. Giving is in abundance this time of year, not only through physical presents, but also through helping others in need.
My favorite gift to give this time of year is one we give as a family, by adopting another family in need. There isn’t anything that brings me more enjoyment in life than helping others. That’s why I would like to help those who are reading this blog by suggesting a holiday gift they can give their own families – the Gift of Electrical Safety.
I know what you're thinking, “How can Electrical Safety be considered a gift?” For those who don't quite see that yet, let me explain further. This gift isn't typical. It does not come with a gift receipt and you can't return it. You either accept it, or you don't. It is, however, a “one size fits all” kind of present. When accepted, this gift continues to keep on giving, mostly in the form of arriving home daily after work, kissing your spouse, and receiving those amazing “Mommy's home!” or “Daddy's home!” hugs from your children. You know - the things that matter most to you.
Being able to work daily in and around electricity in a safe manner allows us and our coworkers to return home unharmed to our loved ones at the end of every shift.
Exert from NFPA, article by BY COREY HANNAHS
NFPA provides a wealth of safety information to help ensure the holiday season is a safe one.
Festive celebrations, flickering lights and winter greens are hallmarks of the holiday season, but they also present fire risks that can quickly turn this festive time of year into a devastating one.
Outdoor Decorative Holiday Lighting Safety
The end of the year can only mean one thing, it’s the holiday season. I can’t think of a better way to take my mind off what’s happening than to spend time celebrating the things we can be thankful for. There’s nothing like friends and family to put all of this into perspective.
However, there are a few things to keep in mind during this season of celebration to ensure that it runs smoothly. One of the often-overlooked areas that present possible fire, life safety, and electrical hazards is decorative holiday lighting. It never fails that every year we hear about fires or injuries caused by misused or misapplied lighting. And it stands to reason that this is because consumers and users of temporary decorative lighting products are under informed of the dangers these products present. The good news is that the world has professionals like all of us to spread the word about properly using strands of temporary lighting.
To learn more The NEC is a good place to start...