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Ensure your home is lit safely this Christmas!

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As we welcome the Christmas period, we will be dusting off and putting our lights and decorations up. After an entire year of being stored away, Christmas lights can easily become unsafe. Here are some tips to keep your home safe, whilst being bright and festive.

To help prevent the most common electrical problems with Christmas lights, there are some simple but essential safety measures to take.


· Use lights outdoors unless they are specially designed for this use

· Connect different lighting sets together

· Cover lights directly, e.g. Presents or decorations resting on tree lights

· Remove or insert lamps while the chain is connected to the supply

· Overload sockets (try to avoid the use of extension leads)

· Use lights that are damaged or faulty


· Follow the manufacturers' instructions

· Thoroughly check lights are not damaged before use, and inspect for loose wires

· Ensure replacement bulbs are of the same type as those originally supplied

· Make sure all outdoor lights are connected with effective protected sockets

· Switch lights off and unplug them before you go to bed or leave the house

· Keep lights away from flammable decorations and items

If you take these precautions, you can put your mind at rest, being able to enjoy your Christmas lights and the festive period.

Have a wonderful Christmas, from all at Protest ES Ltd!

Would you like to know more about how Protest ES Ltd can help protect your business, staff, and visitors, thus keeping you safe and legally compliant with the latest regulations?

Please do not hesitate to contact us, by calling this number: 01604 696113 today. Or contact us via email:


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