Electrical Safety In Your Home
New Zealand has a registration of electrical workers card called a "Practicing License". You as a home owner have the right to insist on seeing it before any electical work is carried. This regime is enacted to prevent accidents and deaths from faulty installations and repairs. Ensure that your Electrician is registered and has a current practicing license, these are issued once every two years and show a validity period on the card.
Do It Yourself?
The message is simple: DON’T Do-it-Yourself!
- If your house was wired in the last century then replace old style, dangerous rewirable fuses with the latest generation MCB's or RCBO's, which are safer and easier to use. They can be fitted in the most convenient position for you and have extra protection through the use of RCD.
- Secure your home with outdoor security lighting and the latest intruder alarms to deter opportunists and reduce the risk of being affected by such crimes.
- Outdoor electricity is just as important as indoor and can be equally as hazardous. Avoid trailing wires through windows and open doors by having weatherproof and dustproof outdoor switches and sockets fitted outside your home and in your garden.
- Electrical tools such as lawnmowers and hedge trimmers require RCD protection for your safety. There is a full range of RCD switches and sockets available, ask our technicians for advice.
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