Electrical Contractors Christmas Safety Tips

Christmas Electrical Safety from Electrical Contractors in Stafford

06 Dec 2017

Here at Excel Electrical Contractors in Stafford we love Christmas! It is the time of year to bring lighting and decorations to our businesses and homes. It is the season of festive cheer and we like to reflect this on the outside of shops, pubs, restaurants, and houses. Seasonal markets, parties and celebrations encourage us to gather to enjoy the spirit of sharing and generosity. With all the extra lighting and decorations, it is important that everything is safe and set up properly.

Here are a few tips from Excel Electrical Contractors in Stafford

• Safety must always come first.
• When using outdoor lights, make sure the individual “strings” of lights lead back to their own external socket.
• Avoid using too many extension leads and if using an extension lead always real out all the cable.
• Only use indoor lighting and decorations inside as intended. Outdoor displays need to be weatherproof and using outdoor sockets.
• Unravel and check all lighting and decorations before installing and switching them on. If there is any damage to the cables do not use them. Replace bulbs with the same type and strength.
• Lighting can get hot, so avoid displaying them near to decorations which may ignite.
• Do not overload sockets.
• Avoid trip hazards by keeping electrical cables tidy and away from paths, stairs, and anywhere people may be walking.
• Switch Christmas lighting off when you go to bed, leave the house, or close your business at the end of the day.
• If in doubt always ask the advice of a qualified and experienced professional electrical contractors in Stafford.

Contact Excel Electrical Contractors in Stafford

If you require outdoor sockets fitting, or outdoor lighting for your home or business, we are here for you. Perhaps you have a specific Christmas display for your shop or business which requires specialist installation. We are NICEIC electrical contractors in Stafford, with a proven record for quality electrical installations in the commercial and domestic sectors. Contact us to discuss your requirements or to get a quote.

In the meantime we would like to wish you a happy and safe Christmas and New year from everyone at Excel Electrical Contractors.