Electrical Installation, Testing and Maintenance in the Borders/Lanarkshire area

17th Edition Qualified


Garages and sheds

Parts of houses which are not lived in such as garages and sheds often have electrical wiring that is poorly installed and maintained.  Electrical faults can be more dangerous in these situations where the floor may be damp and natural light poor.

In this picture are unsecured wires, flexible cables to fixed lights on the roof timbers, a light switch held together with cable ties and not secured.  The extension socket is suspended on the wires and not fixed to the wall. Bad practice such as this makes it much more likely that if someone falls maybe in the dark, they may pull on, or trip over some of the wires. The cables may be damaged and make contact with a damp floor or wall which the individual can be in contact with.

BM Electrical - 1 Mackenzie Gardens - Dolphinton - West Linton - Peeblesshire - EH46 7HS
 Tel: 07766 051 672   Email: bmelectech@talktalk.net