Always call the professionals, no matter how small the electrical job. If you ever think it’s worth the risk, here is why you should think again.
The DIY=DIE campaign was launched by Energy Safe Victoria following the death of two Victorians from electrocution when undertaking their own electrical work. These entirely preventable deaths were deemed a result of attempting to save time and avoid the costs of hiring a licensed professional.
Not only does DIY electrical work put lives at risk, but it is ILLEGAL and can incur penalties of up to $100,000 if the work results in serious injury.
Here are some tips we recommend to ensure the safety of home owners:
- During renovations double check the power is off before; cutting, drilling, and nailing into walls floors and ceilings.
- Dial before you dig in the garden.
- Never try to fix electrical equipment or avoid problems by adding extra fuse wire/bypass circuit breakers.
- Never ignore minor shocks/tingles as it is a warning sign of bigger electrical problems.
Lastly, please remember that it takes four years to become a fully qualified electrician, and an amateur cannot begin to understand the underlying complexities of household electrical systems.
Make safety the number one priority by using licensed A-grade electricians.