Electrical Tape and Receptacle
When remodeling I often have to remove live outlets temporarily from the electrical boxes. Anytime this is done I always advocate using electrical tape to wrap electrical receptacles such as outlet or switch terminals.
Taping Electrical Receptacles When Remodeling
This particular job we were installing bead board around the outlets and by having them taped up, we reduced the likelihood that our tape measures touched a wire or terminal which could result in a shock.