23 Jul

Powerboard Safety ….. incorrect use can lead to house and office fires.

Power board safety

Problems with power boards can arise from:

  • Overloading the power board.
  • Dust build up in unused points.
  • Power leads becoming dislodged over time, particularly under a desk.
  • Poor placement of power cables and extension chords leading to the power board.
  • Inadequate ventilation of the power board preventing dissipation of heat generation.
  • Heavy plug-in transformers that can “over balance” and partially unplug can result in over-heating from poor connections.


  • Only using power boards with built in safety switches or circuit breakers.
  • Do not overload the power board.
  • Regularly check that all plugs are firmly fixed in power boards.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation is provided for power boards.
  • Regularly inspect power boards and leads for signs of damage and degradation.
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