2.2 Recall the hazards of electricity

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Dangers of frayed cables
Live wire can be exposed and can shock when coming into contact with human skin. Can also start electrical fires
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Long cables are dangerous because..
The longer the cable, the greater the chance of it becoming damaged and dysfunctional. These long cables can be hard to replace and would take a lot of work to fix as they are a big part of circuits.
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Water near cables is dangerous because...
Water will lower the resistance of many objects and can be a good way for current to come from the socket to the wet object, causing a shock if the water is on skin
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Metal objects stuck into sockets is not a good idea because...
Metals are conductors, current will travel from the socket through the metal object to the other side of whatever is holding the metal object in the socket.
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Damaged plugs are dangerous because...
Safety features may be broken
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Color of live wire?
Brown
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Color of earth wire?
Yellow / green
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Color of neutral wire?
Blue
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Long cables are dangerous because..

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The longer the cable, the greater the chance of it becoming damaged and dysfunctional. These long cables can be hard to replace and would take a lot of work to fix as they are a big part of circuits.

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Water near cables is dangerous because...

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Metal objects stuck into sockets is not a good idea because...

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Damaged plugs are dangerous because...

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