Electrical safety paramount this Diwali

Update: 2:29PM WITH a few days remaining till the official Diwali celebrations, members of the public have been reminded to take precautions to ensure electrical safety.

Fiji Electricity Authority CEO Hasmukh Patel said all electrical installations should be periodically checked by registered electrical contractors for safety and security in consultation with FEA electrical installation inspectors.

“The law does not allow customers to carry out their own electrical work,” he said, adding accidents could occur when people were unaware of the safety hazards.

“During Diwali, there will be lots of lights and electrical connections.

“We would like to urge everyone to take precaution and ensure electrical safety at all times and engage the services of registered electrical contractors where necessary.”

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