Summer is the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind in the sun. But don't get so focused on your tan that you forget to consider electrical safety! The warmer months bring a number of risks that you should be aware of, from unsafe electrical conditions on your summer holiday to potential electric shocks while working on a DIY project.
See below for our tips on how to enjoy the sunshine safely!
Long summer days mean sunbathing, sizzling barbeques and pottering in the garden. Although electricity makes gardening much easier, wet conditions and contact with the ground means that the risk of injury or death from electric shock is much greater than the risk from using electrical equipment indoors. Read our tips to ensure that the only thing sizzling this summer will be the sausages!
Every year around 70 people die and over 350,000 are seriously injured by electrical accidents in the home. If you're spending the summer months working on a DIY project, read our advice to ensure you're taking the correct safety precautions.
Planning an overseas getaway this summer? When you are travelling, you should never assume you are as protected abroad as you are at home. Electricity safety standards in the UK are higher than in many other countries. Make sure you're aware of the dangers with our handy guide.