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17 October 2019

#LOADSHEDDING TIPS

Plan ahead where possible

With the resumption of Eskom’s load-shedding across South Africa, it is best to plan ahead and to follow a few simple tips to ensure that you stay connected, healthy and safe.

Communication
Ensure that your cell phone, laptop, tablet and radio are always fully charged when power is available. This will allow you to be able to communicate with friends and family during load-shedding

Transport
Make sure that your vehicle always has fuel in the tank as most petrol stations are unable to pump fuel during power outages

Cash
Keep some cash on you as ATMs cannot operate without electricity

Security and safety
Backup batteries for electrically operated gates, garage doors and security systems should be kept in a good working condition and be able to last through periods of load-shedding. Store temporary lighting such as battery-powered torches, gas lamps and candles in places where they will be easy to find in the dark

Eating
If you do not have a gas stove, prepare meals before the power is scheduled to be switched off. Boil water in your kettle and keep it in thermos flasks for hot drinks. You can also use an insulating cover on teapots, pots and pans to keep drinks and meals warm

Medication
Most medication requiring refrigeration can be kept in a closed fridge for several hours without spoiling, but you should check with your doctor or pharmacist if in doubt

Traffic lights
Intersections with traffic lights that are not working because of load-shedding should be treated as four-way-stops. The motorists who stops first may proceed first if the way is clear and safe to do so. Please stay calm and follow defensive driving techniques

Last published 17 October 2019