A home electrical system has built-in safeguards to prevent things such as electrical overload. Currents that are too high can cause the breakers to open automatically or the fuses to melt. When a circuit shuts down frequently, it’s a warning that should not be ignored by the owner.
An average of 15 people are killed in preventable electrical accidents in Australia each year, with hundreds more treated or hospitalised for a range of electricity-related injuries. Electricity does not discriminate, this means that the risk and potential danger of electric shocks or even electrocution can happen to anyone, no matter how much training they have received.