You are responsible for your electricity
It is your own responsibility to ensure that the electricity in your home is safe and is used safely. This is true no matter where and how you live. Some rules are general and apply to everyone. And there are others that only homeowners need to worry about.
Your responsibility as a consumer can be summarised in three points:
- You are responsible for checking and maintaining your electrical products to make sure they are safe. You are also responsible for using them correctly.
- You are responsible for using the electrical system where you live safely. An electrical system has components such as wall outlets, switches and distribution boxes. If you are a homeowner, you are also responsible for checking and maintaining the electrical system so that it stays safe over the years.
- You are responsible for ensuring that any electrical work done in your home is carried out by people with the right expertise. There are some easy jobs you can do yourself, but only if you know what you are doing. Otherwise, you must always hire a registered electrical installation company.
How can I take responsibility?
We want it to be easy for you to take responsibility for the safety of the electricity at home. That is why we provide checklists and tools to help you make your home electrically safe.