Bright Ideas for Safer Garden Lighting

Garden lighting is commonplace, but can create a safety risk if not properly installed.

For mains supplied lighting in the garden follow these simple suggestions:

Buy good quality electrical outdoor lighting equipment from a reputable stockist.
Make sure any outdoor lights are weatherproof.
Ensure light fittings used in water features are waterproof.
Have it installed by a registered electrician in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations).
Check regularly for damaged lighting fittings, cables and connections.
Keep maintained and free from leaves and dirt.
Before changing any lamps, make sure you switch off the power supply.
If any faults are found, switch off the electrical supply immediately, and have them repaired by a registered electrician.

Remember……….keep safe out there.