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LET SAFETY BE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY WHILE DOING ELECTRICAL UPGRADES

While electricity is something we use in our everyday lives extensively, it isn’t without its hazards. Not only can it cause damage to property but poses a risk to people too. Because of these inherent risks, all Territory and State Governments have very specific legislation in place that regulates who can officially install, maintain & repair any electrical apparatus and installations.

It’s mandatory that you hire a licensed electrician to handle all the electrical tasks on your property, whether residential, commercial or industrial. The very first thing to do before hiring an electrician is to ask to see their license. This provides you the assurance that you’re working with a person who is aware of what he is doing and they can also offer perfect solutions, in case anything goes wrong.

A licensed electrician who handles any work at your home, commercial or industrial premises needs to provide you with the necessary certificate of compliance. Every state has very specific regulations about the type of certificate that needs to provide and you can always check the local authority for details.


NEVER ATTEMPT DIY ELECTRICAL JOBS

Each year, a significant number of people are severely electrocuted or fatally injured by electricity. A large number of properties are impacted or destroyed completely by fires resulting from electrical short circuits and other faults. Only a licensed electrician can carry out installations, repairs or replacements of any electrical features.

If you attempt a DIY job, that will only end up putting you and your property at risk. Aside from these inherent risks, there are some legal repercussions as well. An unlicensed person that undertakes electrical work can be fined and also prosecuted in court.