Home appliances can pose a safety risk if they are not properly maintained, according to new research by a leading Australian safety expert.
Key points:The research found the key to avoiding a Pongo home appliance mishap is to have a “safety plan” to ensure that the appliance is kept in good working order and does not come apart during maintenanceIf the appliance does come apart, its a good idea to check that the appliances wiring is working and that the wiring is correct and compatible with the appliance’s componentsThe research was conducted by Australian researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), who were conducting an extensive research study into the safety of home appliances and how they can become prone to an accident.
The researchers said there was a need to develop a “safe and secure” home appliance which could be easily maintained and maintained in a safe manner.
“This study shows how important it is to ensure the wiring of the home appliance is correct, that the connectors are properly installed and that there is a safety plan in place to ensure these appliances are kept in working order,” Associate Professor Dr Richard Coughlan, who conducted the research said.
“It’s also important that appliances that come apart are not allowed to come back together and can be inspected to ensure there are no defects or issues.”
The researchers also found the following issues should be considered when assessing the safety:”If a fault occurs in the wiring, check for any wiring connections that have been disconnected before the appliance has been opened.”
If the wiring has been disconnected, remove the wires, reconnect them and inspect the electrical connections.
“Inspection should also be carried out on all connected wiring components, and any connections on the outside of the appliance.”
“The wiring can also be inspected and if necessary replaced.”
Check the appliance for any electrical damage to the inside of the unit.”‘
Safety plans’ to keep the appliance in good orderWhen a Ponga appliance is damaged, its important to have safety plans in place so that the repair is quick and the appliance can be easily reassembled.”
Safety plans should be designed to protect the home from a possible electrical shock, fire, flood, mechanical damage, electrical shock and a catastrophic event such as a fire or earthquake.
“A plan should also contain information about the electrical components that can be connected to the appliance, such as power, ground, and power sockets.”
The study also found that it is a good practice to check for damage to other household appliances such as dishwashers, dishwasels, dishwasher, dish washing machine, dishwashing machine accessories and dishwasher cleaners.
“There is no point in replacing an appliance unless the electrical equipment and components are in good repair,” Dr Coughlin said.