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DO's & Dont's


  1. Always use wires/ cables/ switches with ISI mark and of approved quality
  2. Always buy/ use electrical appliances /equipment with ISI mark and strictly follow the instruction manual
  3. Use an appropriate MCB to limit the load
  4. Install an ELCB/ RCCB to avoid fatal shock
  5. Always provide appropriate rated fuses
  6. Always use a 3-Pin flug/ socket and 3rd pin shall be earthed
  7. Always ensure that the Plug / Socket is not within, the reach of children
  8. Get an electrical installation effectively earthed as per standard earthing practice
  9. Frequently water the earth electrode to maintain the least soil resistivity
  10. Periodically check the earth resistance and the earth load for its earth continuity
  11. Seek expert advice from an electrical consultant for safe design and location of electrical equipment
  12. Get the electrical work done only by a Govt. licenced electrical contractor, insist on production of the licence of the contractor.
  13. Always get certified electrician for repair and checking
  14. Use rubber gloves when working on electrical equipment
  15. Stand on rubber mat while handling electrical equipment
  16. Use fully Insulated tools while handling electric wires and equipment
  17. Cover bare portion of electrical connections with good quality insulation
  18. Always ensure that a matching plug and socket is used to avoid loose contact and consequent Heating and melting
  19. Clean the contact surface of the plug and socket of the electrical heater. Replace the socket every 2 or 3 years.
  20. Report the electrical accidents to KPTCL, Police and electrical Inspector
  21. Report slanting poles inadequate ground clearances to KPTCL.
  22. Stay away from snapped electric wires and report to KPTCL immediately.
  23. Report the leakage of current in the installation to the concerned KPTCL Office
  24. Always use simmerstat and thermostat for heater and boiler respectively


  1. 1.Do not draw wires / cables for the full cross- section of the conduits. Always use only 50% of the cross -section.
  2. Do not lay the underground cables and garden lighting / gate lighting cables openly. Always lay them in hume pipes and clearly mark the cable route
  3. Do not use a 2-pin flug and socket.
  4. Do not use broken Switches / Socket / Plugs.
  5. Do not combine the neutral and body earth loads, always have separate and distinct neutral wire and body earth
  6. Do not bring the water pipes and electric conduits in the proximity of each other.
  7. Do not use water heaters, geysers, electric iron etc., without earth connection
  8. Do not allow layman to handle electrical system and appliance
  9. Do not operate electric equipment / switches with wet hands
  10. Do not use open heating coil for heating water
  11. Do not use open wires / jointed wires for appliances.
  12. Do not extend loose wiring / open wiring form junction points / plug points
  13. Do not overload a plug
  14. Do not overload an electrical system by additional or unauthorized load.
  15. Do not touch a person who is in contact with the electric supply, with bare hands.
  16. Do not climb electric poles / Transmission Towers
  17. Do not handle guy wires.
  18. Do not lean on electric poles.
  19. Do not build house / extension of house underneath the overhead Lines / in Proximity of lines.
  20. Do not have balconies /windows towards bare power lines
  21. Do not cut trees / branches near a overhead lines without obtaining permission from KPTCL
  22. Do not tie wire to electric poles for drying cloths.
  23. Do not tie animals to electric poles.
  24. Do not carry long metallic pipe / object underneath overhead lines
  25. Do not fly kites nearby overhead lines.
  26. Do not energise any fence by electricity. energising fence by electricity is an offence under section 39 of Indian electricity Act 1910.
  27. Do not touch snapped electrical wire.



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