The first week of December is traditionally when people start putting up Christmas lights. Here are a few tips to keep you and your family safe when setting up powered decorations.
|Make electrical safety your first priority.||String lights or leads on or near overhead powerlines, including the connection to your house.|
|Look up and live.||Overcrowd powerpoints or use double-adaptors.|
|Check old lights for faults or frayed cords.||Alter or modify light kits.|
|Buy Australian-compliant lights and always follow the manufacturer's instructions.||Use indoor lights outdoors.|
|Use low voltage lights and quality power board for multiple plugs.||Use light sets which have missing globes.|
|Keep lights, powerpoints and adapators out of reach of children.||String lights around wet areas such as swimming pools.|
|Switch off lights before going to bed or leaving the house.||Put a ladder on an unstable surface.|
For more information on the safe use of decorative lights, visit the Electrical Safety Office.
This is not an exhaustive list of all safety matters that need to be considered. Whilst care is taken in the preparation of this material, Energex does not guarantee, to the extend permitted by law, the accuracy and completeness of information.
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