Your installation must meet the required safety standards. If you
do not have a certificate of compliance, engage a qualified electrical
contractor to inspect and test your installation and give you a certificate.
Don't overload plug points, particularly where multiple socket extensions
are used. The total load on any socket (plug) should not exceed 16
amps (or 3 kW). How many plugs on one socket?
Disconnect electrical appliances from the plug point before working
on the appliance.
Use electrical appliances only for the purpose for which they are
intended, eg. don't hang damp clothing over heaters to dry, don't use
stoves to heat rooms, etc.
Don't touch electrical appliances while in the bath, eg. hairdryers.
Ensure that all appliances have a plug on the cord. Don't stick
bare wires into the socket outlet.
Don't interfere with the electrical wiring installation.
Protect your installation with an earth leakage unit.
If the earth leakage or any circuit breaker trips, don't bypass
it. It has tripped because it has detected an unsafe or dangerous condition.
If you cannot reset the earth leakage after it has tripped, unplug
all appliances, double adaptors and extension cords (don't just switch
off). Reset the earth leakage. If it still trips, switch off all circuit
breakers, reset the earth leakage and switch on the circuit breakers
one at a time until the faulty circuit is identified. Call an electrical
contractor to rectify the fault.
Ensure that the electricity contractor issues you with a certificate
of compliance (COC).
Make sure all plugs are correctly wired, ie. when looking at the
top of the opened plug, the green and yellow (earth) wire goes into
the top pin (large pin), the brown (live) wire into the right pin (marked "L" or
with a brown colour) and the blue (neutral) wire into the left pin
(marked "N" or with a blue colour).