During the Christmas period, many families like to decorate their homes and gardens with fairy lights and decorative pieces. In order to stay safe, remember to follow these rules:
- Ensure a safety switch is installed in your main switchboard, or use a portable safety switch for festive lighting.
- Turn off festive lighting when changing light bulbs, when it's raining or when your family is leaving the house or going to bed.
- Use powerboards fitted with overload protection, not double adapters and remember, don't piggyback plugs.
- Read instructions before using lights and ensure the lights are suitable for their specific use, either indoor or outdoor.