Safety FAQ

Is alternating current (AC) safer than direct current (DC)?

Alternating and direct current are both dangerous at specific voltages, but the two affect the human body in different ways. The injury risk with current in dependent on the frequency of the voltage. As best practice, you should never make contact with any high-voltage electrical conductors, whether they carry alternating or direct current.

Is it normal to get a ‘shock’ from electricity from time to time?

No, you should never make contact with live electricity, as the outcome can be very severe. Always ensure your electrical output is completely dead before beginning to work on it.

How will I know if my electrical installation is safe?

It is strongly encouraged to always have a licensed professional inspect and test your electrical installation to ensure that it is safe. All electrical installations are required Electrical Safety Authority approval.