Small children are very curious. As they grow, this natural curiosity helps them to learn and interact more with their environment. To ensure that interaction is as safe as possible, consider installing outlet safety caps that are tamper resistant. This is one of the easiest electrical safety tips to follow. It is also inexpensive.

If you have surge protectors, clothing irons and other devices lying around, put cords away to ensure children and adults do not trip over them. Putting these away also reduces the potential for children finding unprotected electrical sockets and plugging in these devices.

Children love to mirror what grown-ups do and may not understand the actual functions of these appliances. This is why being proactive is so important. Preventing an accident is always much better than dealing with the aftermath of one after it has already occurred.