Using Power Outdoors.

When power is required for the shed, patio, garden pond or other out of doors purpose, a separate circuit from the consumer unit should be used.

Where a Residual Current Device (RCD) is not already fitted before the consumer unit, one should be installed. The Residual Current Device will switch off the electricity almost instantaneously if a fault develops in the circuit.

Waterproof sockets must be used where an outside socket is required, an internal control switch is also recommended so that the outside socket can be isolated if necessary.


There are a number of alternatives to using mains electricity in the garden, low voltage garden lights and appliances are available to reduce the risk of using electricity out of doors.


D i s c l a i m e r

Whether you're starting a fresh or a competent electrical person, be sure to read and study the following pages, however if your not sure please contact or consult a qualified electrician, it's better safe than sorry -

Don't forget - Electricity KILLS....