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    Electric shock risks

    Electricians

    Is it normal/expected to get a minor electric shock every now and then if performing electrical work in the house?

    Asked by Luke on 17th Dec 2020
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    Luke jackson

    "No definitely not, save isolation is the first most important thing you should do before untaking any electrical work."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2017 - report
    Eden electrical

    "No ... Leave it to the qualified electricians out there that have paid thousands in education fees and ever on going training courses."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Madalin Contu

    "There is no place for such "treatment" while doing electrical work in the house. I recommend to stop doing what you are doing and contact an qualified electrician to check the wiring."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Revolution Electric & Engineering ltd

    "Hi, no it isnt normal this is about the house not grounded and there is no rcd in your fuse box. If good ground and add a rcd fuse box you don’t feel again electric shock."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Munroe's electrical

    "No it is not normal, you should not be working on live circuit.
    You should stop doing the electrical works and get an electrican to assist you. Electric shocks can be fatal."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Anson Electrical Services

    "No, this could indicate either an earth fault to a particular circuit or a damaged cable somewhere.My advice would be to get a qualified electrician to carry out some testing to rule anything sinister out..."

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Milton electrical

    "Hello, no this is not normal and by following a safe isolation procedure it’s pretty simple to avoid"

    Answered on 17th Dec 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    FourBytes Ltd

    "This is absolutely not normal, you should avoid whatever you're doing that's causing this issue. I would strongly advice you get the electrical system checked ASAP by a competent and qualified electrician."

    Answered on 18th Dec 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Wayland Construction Services

    "You should not be undertaking any electrical work unless you are competent/qualified. if you don't have RCD installed its very dangerous as any contact with live current will kill you."

    Answered on 18th Dec 2020 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
    Village Electrical

    "No, you should follow safe isolation and test before you undertake any work."

    Answered on 20th Dec 2020 - Member since Dec 2020 - report

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