Electrical Safety Tips

Making sure that your home is safe for you and your family, from any electrical hazards, is important. In our blog, we go through things you can do to make your home feel safer. For more information, you can speak to our NICEIC accredited installers by calling us on 07929246802.

Our Top Electrical Safety Tips

Electrical safety tips

Understanding Your Electrical System

Before delving into safety tips, it's essential to understand your electrical system. Familiarize yourself with the circuit breaker panel, fuse box, and main shut-off switch. Label circuits to easily identify them during emergencies.


If you have young children, childproof your electrical outlets. Use outlet covers to prevent tiny fingers from making contact with live electrical sockets.

Extension Cord Safety

While extension cords are handy, they can pose risks if misused. Avoid running cords under rugs, as this can lead to overheating. Only use extension cords temporarily, not as a permanent solution.

Outdoor Safety

Ensure outdoor outlets and lighting fixtures are weatherproof. Use outdoor-rated extension cords and cover unused outlets to prevent water damage.

Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home. Regularly test them and replace batteries as needed to maintain functionality.

Avoid DIY Electrical Work

Electrical projects are not suitable for DIY enthusiasts. Attempting electrical work without proper training can lead to dangerous situations. Always consult a professional.

Check your circuit breaker regularly 

Circuit breakers help prevent you from getting an electric shock by immediately cutting off all electric supplies as soon as a leak is detected. You can test this by pushing the test button and it the electricity to turn off. If it fails to do so, you may have to call an electrician to check this for you. 

Keep electricity and water apart

It is very important to make sure that any electrical appliances are not kept or used near water. You also need to make sure you do not touch any open switches or outlets with wet hands as it could lead to electric shocks.  

Do not overload power sockets 

Overloading power sockets is very dangerous because it could cause current leakage or even cause a fire. Also, ensure that you do not use any broken power sockets, they need to be replaced as soon as possible by a qualified electrician.  .

Speak to a qualified electrician

Here at Camlec, our professional and NICEIC accredited installers are available across Sutton Coldfield, Solihull, Castle Bromwich and the surrounding areas. If you would like to find out more about us and our services, get in touch by calling us on 07929246802 and we will be happy to help. 

We hope you choose Camlec for any electrical services that you may require!