Kahramaa advisory on use of electrical item during rains
October 18 2019 11:20 PM
Kahramaa advisory
The safety tips from Kahramaa come at a time when reports of rain, as well as thundery conditions at times, have come in from parts of Qatar over the past few days.

The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has issued an advisory on how to stay safe and use electrical items properly during rains.
The advisory, which comes in the form of an infographic, is available on Kahramaa's Twitter page.
Do not handle electrical items with wet hands, the advisory says, advising people to wear 'electrically insulated' gloves and shoes while handling such objects. Also, one should not approach an electricity pole or power line in rainy conditions.
In case of a sudden power outage, one should turn off plugs and switches, the advisory continues. "Never use electrical wiring or cords in wet places." it adds, stressing that people should carry out regular and required maintenance for internal electrical installations.
One also needs to make sure that outdoor electrical panel boxes and lighting do not have any water leaks and the outlets are insulated, Kahramaa states. "Keep all electrical appliances away from direct rain," it points out.
Further, the advisory says people should stay away from tall, 'standalone' trees and electrical poles, and find a 'low, safe spot' in rainy conditions.

Also, one should never touch an electrical appliance if it has dropped in water, and must turn off the power supply in such cases.
The advisory concludes by stating that one should have emergency lighting devices that can be used whenever needed.
In the event of an emergency, one can call 991 and also report the matter via the Kahramaa mobile application.
The safety tips from Kahramaa come at a time when reports of rain, as well as thundery conditions at times, have come in from parts of Qatar over the past few days.
Also, the season locally known as Al Wasmi - which is marked by spells of rain - began recently and will last for 52 days, according to the Qatar Met departmen.
Clouds move from the west to east during this period and rainfall at the beginning of Al Wasmi is usually an indication of a good rainy season, the department said recently.



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