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Hazards involving computers
Safety hazard description Prevention
Trailing wires Wires from computers Cable management system
trailing from desks along to cover wires
the floor can cause
Fire Overheating from Adequate ventilation and
computers can cause them clear space around
to catch fire. Overloading equipment. Not overloading
of plug sockets can cause plug sockets. Correct
fire number of sockets on a
breaker. Correct type of
fire extinguisher (CO2) for
an electrical fire
Electric shock Water and electricity can No drinking or water near
cause electric shock. Bare computers. All wires to be
wires when touched can frequently checked and
cause an electric shock repaired
Unstable surfaces Desks and surfaces that All surfaces to be stable
and chairs wobble can cause before equipment is placed
equipment to fall off on them
Food and drink Liquids can cause shorting No eating or drinking near
and lead to fires. Crumbs computers
from food are also a fire


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