Easter Break Top Electric Tips From Tectonic
5th April 2019
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Yes, Easter half term is upon us as we get to the end of the 1st week of April, with Bank Holiday weekend fast approaching. We thought we would share some electrical tips if you decide to carry out some DIY. When we think of Bank Holidays, we think relaxing, sun and fun but we know that sometimes with a busy schedule odds and sods around the home can get forgotten and you can’t leave it any longer.

Our Top DIY Tips

  • Carry out a quick visual inspection around your home to look for any damage to electrical sockets, plugs and lighting
  • If you don’t know what you’re doing, stop
  • Always follow the manufactures instructions when using electrical tools this includes your gardening tools
  • Before using electrical equipment make sure you do a pre user check by checking the power cord to see if it’s in good condition with no twists or damage to the outer sheath
  • Check the plug is not damaged and is fitted correctly with no cables poking out
  • See if the casing is damaged or cracked in any way
  • Follow the manufactures instructions when using electrical tools
  • Always use an RCD if you don’t have one fitted to the circuit you are plugged into
  • If any of the items above are of concern then don’t start work
  • Ensure you test your smoke detectors if you haven’t already checked this month
  • Got the family at home? Create a safe working area for yourself so they won’t get hurt or obstruct you and make sure if you leave any power tools around, that they’re unplugged or in a safe place and out of reach
  • Keep your work space tidy
  • If you’re using ladders make sure you follow the manufactures instructions at all times
  • Make sure you wear the correct safety clothing
  • Protective goggles on
  • Protective gloves on
  • Dust mask on if required
  • Keep a first aid kit near

If in doubt seek help or advice, if you need to speak with an engineer but it's not in normal working hours don't panic. Call 01323 644570 to speak to our out of hours engineer who can help you, please leave a voicemail if you don't get through first time so we can call you back ASAP. 

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Rhian May

Member since: 26th May 2016

Offering professional & quality service throughout Sussex. We are Approved NICEIC Contractors & Domestic Installers as well as Buy With Confidence Scheme.

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