Electricity has been a widely used source of power from 1879. Since then, it has been a wonderful thing to have. Studies and further research has been in place to enhance and facilitate electricity. The result has been quite rewarding as electricity has developed to the smartest form like solar energy. However, despite its importance, it has caused a lot of havoc on many, taken a lot of lives particularly when poorly handled. It is often said that “even the man who invented electricity died by electricity” and from then on, others have met their unexpected end as a result of electric shock. Electricity is very important to any developing and developed countries so electric shock does not prevent continuous use of it particularly in this era of globalisation which increase the need for electricity distribution. However, electric shock can actually be prevented. Thanks to reaserch through which these methods are listed so here they are:
(1) Know how electricity works: Sometimes it seem like holding your breath when touching a charged wire can prevent electrocution. There is no scientific proof of that but it may seem to work. however electric current always have the tendency to circulate round an object till it flows into the earth so if you come in contact with a naked wire accidentally, try not to let both feet contact the ground and holding your breath at the same time can help
(2) Don’t try to fix any damaged elctrical parts by yourself. Contact the services of an expertise. If you are an experienced electrician, remember that “prevention is better than cure.” Always:
(i) use your handgloves and make sure it does not have any leakage else you could still get electrocuted through the loopholes on the glove
(ii) always wear protective shoes usually made of rubber
(iii) Try to use your pliers and and helmets especially when working in a site
(iv) Avoid staying under high tensioned wires
(v) If you are a mother, prevent children from harmful exposure to electrical appliances
(3) Another cause of electric shock is the thunderstorm. How can the deaths from his source be prevented?
(i) Stay away from metallic objects during thunderstorms.
(ii) If you are in a car, or if you are driving, it is better to park the car and stay safe. Avoid driving convertible cars during thunderstorms
Remember that fire is dangerous but essential for everyday life. The same with electricity when used cautiosly