Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety First

Electricity is part of our lives. We use it from the moment we wake up and throughout the day. As a result, we sometimes forget how powerful and dangerous it can be.

Read the advice pages listed on the right-hand side to stay safe around the home - particularly in the kitchen, bathroom and garden.

Tips on how to improve electrical safety at home:

  • Make visual checks to your electrics with professional help.
  • Take great care with your DIY. DIY attempts result in nearly half of all severe electric shocks in the home.
  • Remain vigilant in the kitchen. Misuse of kitchen appliances is just one of the many electrical safety no-nos in the home.
  • Remember that water and electricity are a deadly mix. The bathroom can be one of the most dangerous rooms in the house when it comes to electrical safety.
  • Don’t use electrical gardening equipment outdoors until it is dry.
  • Take the necessary precautions after a flood. If your home has been flooded, there is a high chance the electrics could be damaged.

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