Irrespective of whether you’re a professional electrician or an enthusiastic DIYer embarking on home improvements the one thing that remains at the cornerstone of every project is of course safety. Therefore it’s understandable that using the right tools for the job could be the difference between a job well done and an accident waiting to happen. Let’s take a closer look at 3 top tools that will ensure electrical safety at all times.
A multimeter is undoubtedly a ‘sparky’s’ best friend and is probably the most essential tool in the electrician’s armoury. Before you start any type of electrical work you’ll want to make sure that there’s no electrical current present in and around the area you’re working on. This is why you need a good quality multimeter. It’s the quickest and safest way of telling whether electrical current is present. Aside from this it can also tell you whether an electrical device is working correctly, or if there’s an issue with a particular power source. When buying a multimeter you’ll find that there are a variety of makes models and brands out there. However there are a few criteria you might want to consider before parting with your hard earned cash.
Do you want a digital or analogue display? – Most people opt for digital displays simply because it’s going to give you a far more accurate measure and is easier to read.
Opt for the correct range of sensitivity – Think about whether you work mainly with low or high voltages and choose the one that suits.
Static hooks and discharge sticks
These are another essential piece of kit for any electrician or enthusiastic DIYer and are used to drain any capacitive voltage left in component parts. This can be done before any work is carried out. They come in a wide variety of sizes depending upon the type of job you’re taking on and should be one of the first items (aside from a multimeter) in an electrician’s toolbox.
Finally, it’s highly likely that you’re going to need other tools such as cutters and pliers. However as far as electrical safety is concerned, they should always be fully insulated. Although a multimeter will test whether there’s any current present, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and make doubly sure. Let’s face it, you can never have too much protection when it comes to electricity.
If you do have an electrical problem and don’t have the skills to tackle it yourself, then no sweat! Call out the professionals instead. At Static Electrics Brisbane we’re a family run business who have been in operation since 1986. We have a select team of highly skilled electricians who between them, have the experience to take on any job no matter how big or small. If you reside in the Brisbane area then pick up the phone and give us a call on 07 3359 7357 and let us give you a competitive quote.