Emergency Electrician Rockingham

When it comes to using electrical power, you can never be too safe. Making sure that you have safety measures in place keeps your home or business free from fires and other accidents. It pays to always look out for electrical emergencies that can arise anytime.

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Emergency Electrician Rockingham

When it comes to using electrical power, you can never be too safe. Making sure that you have safety measures in place keeps your home or business free from fires and other accidents. It pays to always look out for electrical emergencies that can arise anytime.

What is an Electrical Emergency?

An electrical emergency happens due to various factors that result in electrical shocks or fires, which may include:

1. Faulty wiring

When you have darkened switches or outlets that look charred, these may be signs of faulty wiring. Also, be wary of flickering lights or frequently blown fuses.

2. Electrical appliances near water

Any electrical device near water can lead to electrical shock.

3. Damaged or exposed cords

This includes electrical tools and appliances with unsafe cords or plugs.

4. Defective electrical appliances

Continuing to use defective devices increases your risk for an electrical emergency.

Steps to take in an Electrical Emergency

Remember to always stay calm and be prepared. You'll need: (1) on-hand fire extinguishers, (2) and emergency contact numbers at all times.

During extreme emergencies, here are safety measures to take, in case of specific electrical accidents.

A. Electrical Shock from Appliances

Home appliances are the number one cause of electrical fires. Here's what to do when that happens:

  1. Do not make contact with the person who has received an electrical shock.
  2. Safely unplug the appliance; turn off the main power switch.
  3. Seek emergency services and an ambulance.
  4. Keep the injured person lying down until medical help arrives.

B. Fires Caused by Electrical Appliances

Faulty wiring near flammable objects can cause electrical fires. Follow these steps if a fire breaks out:

  1. Call the fire brigade at once. Contact an ambulance next if someone has been injured.
  2. Do not attempt to douse water on electrical fires so as not to fuel it further.
  3. If you know how to use a fire extinguisher, use one that's available onsite. Otherwise, quickly leave.

During Office Hours, Call Coastal Electrics

If you want to protect your home or business from electrical emergencies, Coastal Electrics is here to help! Call Coastal Electrics during office hours for a consult.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Coastal Electrics have become Indurad Australia's preferred electrical subcontractor due to the quality and care put into every job we have had them onboard for. When working with Coastal Electrics we can rely on all work being done in a timely manner and to a professional standard. Coastal Electrics have completed a number of projects for us at sites from several of our Australian Iron Ore clients. These range from small to large scale installations of our complex radar systems, often customised and requiring flexibility and care. The Coastal Electrics team take responsibility of all site safety requirements in a matter of fact, straight forward manner. We have not had a single reportable safety incident during any job with Coastal Electrics. Their greatest strength is the attitude of their workforce, who are a team of enthusiastic and positive people ready to get the job done."

 Oscar Brown, Senior Electrical and Controls Engineer, Indurad PTY LTD