West Sussex Gazette
Warning over DIY
The fire service is urging people to take extra care when carrying out DIY projects.
Last year ,West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service attended more than 70 incidents related to DIY – including fires started by faulty electrical wiring, battery chargers, and welding.
Firefightersareurgingpeople toconsidertheirownsafetybefore beginning a new DIY project to try and prevent further injuries. The fire service recommended reading all the instructions on equipment, ensuring tools have been purchased from reputable suppliers and clearing the working environment of any obstructions.