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GFCI safety

A GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) is designed to prevent accidental shock and electrocution by preventing ground faults. They will continuously match the amount of current going to an electrical device against the amount of current returning from the device along the electrical circuit path.

A grounding fault is needed in areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, or any other potentially wet environment. GFCIs are required anywhere within 5 feet of a water source.

Actions to take to ensure electrical safety:
• Always make sure the tools and cords are in good working condition
• Inspect cords regularly for visible damage
• Use GFCI devices

GFCIs should be inspected and tested on a monthly basis.


This article is provided solely as a reference tool to be used for information purposes only. The information in this article shall not be construed or interpreted as providing legal or any other advice. The information material does not amend the provisions of any insurance policy issued by CompSource Mutual. It is not a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy provisions, and any applicable law.

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