Be a bright spark this Christmas - get the professionals to check your lights

Has Christmas come early for you this year?

Has Christmas come early for you this year?

Many people started putting up their decorations earlier than ever this year as they looked for alittle festive cheer among the coronavirus gloom.

And it was awelcome sight to see so many homes and business lit up with festive displays.

But while they area delight to see, Christmas lights, if they are wrongly or inexpertly installed, can prove a danger and put homes and business premises at risk of fire.

Anyone planning an impressive festive light display this year would be advised to get a professional in to install them and make sure they are safe.

It's always betterto be safe than sorry.

There is a huge array of lights available, both indoor and outdoor, and it can be a difficultchoice to pick the right ones.

Whatever the choice, the following steps should always be taken into account to ensure safety comes first before buying lights, especially if it’s a big workplace display.

•        The first thing anyone buying lights should be aware of is that there are unscrupulous traders who sell online and may be supplying unsafe products. Buyers should always check products have all the appropriate safety certificates and seek professional advice if it’s not clear.

•        When deciding where to put the lights up, make sure they are nowhere near anything that could ignite, such as paper.

•        Make sure plenty of sockets are easily available as they should not be overloaded and extension leads should be used with care.  

•        If you plan to install lights outside, double check that they areactually suitable for external use.

•        If using lights are from last year, always check for any damage orloose wires.

•        When buying new lights, be aware that LED lights are recommended because they operate at a low voltage, which reduces the risk of electric shock, use less power and generate less heat.

Once you have chosen the correct lights and decided where they are going to go, that is the point to get advice from the experts to ensure they are installed entirely safely.  

Elevate FM can help provide professional electricians to carry out checks on workplaces to give you complete peace of mind during the festive season, without scrimping on the Christmas spirit.

Our other blogs:

"We originally contacted Paul as some external cladding cleaning work was required. I had used Paul for some roofing repair work last year and found his guys to be professional, hard working and compliant with our strict H&S policies on site. I would happily recommend Elevate FM to my customers for any planned or re-active works".

Steve Jones IOSH Tech - Warehouse Manager, Nottingham

"Danny attended quickly to resolve our mysterious leak in the logistics office. I tried a few companies, but Elevate FM were the only ones that could attend within a reasonable time frame. Thank you!"

Carly Winters - Head of Facilities, Market Harborough

"We had a few contractors out to resolve our office drainage issue but the problem kept re-appearing. Richard & Sam spotted the fault straight away and was able to start the repair straight away. Moving forward I will be using Elevate FM for any future issues."

Mushtaq Ahmed - Operations Manager, Croydon

"I have been using Paul and his team for the last 12 months to maintain our grounds. They always turn up as planned, look smart and communicate well. Happy to refer them."

Rob Scott - Health & Safety Manager, Coventry

"It was a lot easier to deal with Elevate FM as they provided the scaffold, rendering team and decorators meaning I could focus on looking after my sites opposed to trying to arrange 3-4 different contractors."

Sam Parker – Property Manager, Stoke-on-Trent
We're here TO HELP
GOT AN ENQUIRY? CONTACT US HERE
Enter your contact number and we'll get in touch.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.