undertaking DIY electrical work is dangerous and may be illegal
DIY projects and renovations have become a common practice in many Australian homes. While it may seem like a good idea to fix an electrical fault at home yourself, it's not only dangerous; it's illegal. When it comes to electrical work at home, always leave it to the experts (licenced electricians).
Unless you’re a licenced electrician, you should never attempt to:
- wire any part of your home
- install or move power points
- install or move lights and switches
- install ceiling fans
- carry out any electrical maintenance other than changing a light globe
This is serious business
Electricity is serious business; it is never something to be played with. When used incorrectly, or if proper standards are not followed, things can go seriously wrong.
It’s important to remember only a licenced electrician can undertake electrical work in Australia. If you're not using a licenced electrician, you could be putting you and your family's safety at risk.