You should not start with a home wiring project until you are not 100% sure that you can do it by yourself. Most home owners prefer hiring professionals but this project can be done by a homeowner if they have proper training. Each wiring project has different requirements and risks so it is very essential to take the right precautionary measures and use the right tools for the task. Following are a few safety tips that you should always keep in mind while doing a wiring project:
1. Switch off the power
Before starting a wiring project, always switch off the power from the main breaker. This is singly the most common injury at construction and wiring sites.
Always keep a voltage tester nearby and check if the electrical connection has any electricity before starting your project.
3. Have a proper plan
When starting any kind of project make a plan that can easily be followed. You should have proper knowledge about electric outlets, fixtures and switches, and where they will be placed before starting your wiring project. Also make sure you have sufficient amount of materials and essential tools.
4. Right equipment
Ensure that you have all the tools that are required for the completion of the project and always use appropriate equipment and machinery. Some of the tools that you should have are:
- Long-nose (needle-nose) pliers
- Electric drill
- Voltage tester
- Wire cutters
- Cable stripper
- Continuity tester
- Cable drum stand (when dealing with of huge cable reels)
- Fish tape
- Wire stripper
- Coloured tape
- Right-angle drill.
Apart from that always wear protective gear when working with wires and cables.