How can I use my hairdryer safely?

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Once you’ve finished using the hair dryer, unplug it and let it cool on a heat-resistant surface

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

Once you’ve finished using the hair dryer, unplug it and let it cool on a heat-resistant surface.

Don’t use a hair dryer while you’re in the bath, or near a sink of water.

Don’t reach for the hair dryer if it falls into water - unplug it straight away and then remove it.

Check the cord of your hair dryer regularly for any signs of damage. If you spot any damage, replace it.

Always unplug your hair dryer from the mains when not in use.

Do not rinse or submerge in water, and ensure that the plug and cord do not get wet.

Keep the power plug and cord away from heated surfaces.

Don’t block the air openings – keep them free of hair and lint, and don’t leave the dryer on a soft surface while using or cooling down after use.

Switch your hair dryer off when not in use – don’t leave it operating unattended.

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