Five ways sparkies can help homeowners with electrical safety
Electricians know electrical safety better than anyone. And it is important we remind our customers about how safety switches can help save lives.
Five tips on how to talk to homeowners about electrical safety
1 – Check if the customer has safety switches installed in their switchboard when you do electrical work in older residential properties. If not, mention the safety campaign encouraging safety switch installation in homes.
2 – Show or explain what safety switches are and how they prevent deadly electric shocks and house fires. Highlight that 40% of house fires each year are caused by electrical faults and appliances. Getting a licenced electrician to check the electrical wiring and install safety switches could have prevented these fires.
3 – Direct customers to content to help them understand why safety switches are so important. Visit masterelectrician.com.au and search for ‘safety switch’ or send customers to this page, to help them understand how to test their safety switches. The NSW Government has a campaign encouraging installation and testing of safety switches, visit nsw.gov.au, and search for ‘electrical safety’. Consider including a cost estimate for installation in their home.
4 – Include the following suggested text in your email signature: Safety switches save lives – preventing electric shock and house fires. Don’t have them installed? A licensed electrician can get the job done. Contact me to find out more.
5 – Share the videos or safety switch posts from the Master Electricians Australia and NSW Government Facebook pages.