Sometimes, the willingness and ability to do your own work is great and commendable, but other times, not so much. For example, having a go at doing your own electrical work is a truly terrible idea if you do not have the appropriate qualifications.
It is actually against the law to do your own electrical work here in Queensland unless you have the proper qualifications. If you are lucky, you might get away with your life, but you are going to cop a fine up to 600,000 dollars or up to 5 years in prison if you are caught doing your own electrical work. Electrical work is defined as “the manufacturing, constructing, installing, testing, maintaining, repairing, altering, removing, or replacing of electrical equipment” in section 18 of the Electrical Safety Act (2002).
Obvious, this one really. If you don’t have knowledge of electricals, it is downright dangerous to try and work with them. On the off chance that you are able to get your work done, it is likely to be poor quality work even if it isn’t immediately noticeable. On top of that, you could end up electrocuting yourself on the spot or starting a fire.
It really isn’t worth playing electrician. First of all, the risk you are taking for saving a few dollars or a couple of hours is massive compared to what you have to lose: your life, your house and maybe others in your family. Secondly, even if you are initially successful in getting your work done, chances are, in the long run, you will end up paying more and spending more time in fixing your mistakes.
Do not take matters into your own hands when it comes to electrical issues. It’s not worth risking your life and property. Pick up the phone and give Sparkies Electrical a call. Our team of highly skilled and qualified electricians will solve your problems at a great price and with astonishing efficiency.