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In Case of Emergency

Don't panic!

Emergency & Safety Tips


Reporting an outage

Who should I notify in case of a power outage? Contact SEC’s emergency unit by calling (+599)416-3333.


Most power outages are caused by severe weather such as lightning, high winds or heavy rain. However, there are other factors that can trigger an outage. These include:

  • equipment failure

  • human error

  • trees

  • planned interruptions

  • a tripped breaker 

  • Safety Tips

  • Purchase a surge protector or battery backup

During bad weather or storms it is important to protect your electronic equipment. Since power surges or peaks in electricity can damage your electronic equipment; purchasing a surge protector or battery backup to plug your electronics into is the best and easiest way to protect your electronic equipment.


  • Inspect all cords and wiring on a regular basis and immediately repair or replace if needed.


  • Safety covers should be placed on every outlet accessible to children.


  • Never put your finger or anything other than an electrical plug in an outlet.


  • Do not force a plug into an outlet if it does not fit.


  • Do NOT cut off ground prongs as this will eliminate the protection grounded cords provide.


  • Never alter the wide prong of a polarized plug, this type of plug appears on most electronic based equipment, which if incorrectly powered can be damaged. To make it fit into an outdated outlet, have the outlet replaced and properly grounded.


  • Weatherproof fixtures and RCD outlets with weatherproof covers should be used for the outdoors.


  • Never use electrical appliances outdoors in wet weather or when the ground or grass is wet unless the appliance is specifically designed and labelled by an independent testing lab for such use.


  • Use extreme caution around swimming pools. Do not use electrical appliances or route electrical cords near pools.

  • Clearly label circuit breakers and fuses on the electrical panel so that you know which circuits in your home they control. Make sure all electrical outlets are properly grounded. Check to see that electrical equipment is not damaged and there are no frayed or loose wires or bare conductors.


  • If a fuse blows or a circuit breaker is tripped do not just replace or reset, it. Find out what caused the device to fail and correct the problem.


  • Never replace a fuse with a penny, hair pin, foil, etc. Replace it with a fuse of the same rating.


  • A fuse or circuit breaker should never be replaced by one that exceeds the amperage rating for a given circuit.

Please read and be aware...

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