All We Want For Christmas is You… To Be Safe

Electrician To The Rescue tips for Christmas light safety:

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  • Test your safety switch before putting up Christmas lights.
  • Buy lights that have an Australian certificate of approval.
  • Use the right lights for the right place, only put lights outside if they are specially designed for outdoor use.
  • Ensure lights are connected to an RCD (safety switch) protected socket.
  • Visually inspect your lights for signs of damage or loose wiring before putting them up.
  • Don’t try to alter or repair broken lights.
  • Keep lights away from flammable decorations.
  • Keep your children and pets away from lights
  • Make sure your smoke alarm is working properly
  • Do not use metal ladders, if you will be near any type of potential electrical hazard, make sure your ladder is non-conductive.