What do the colours mean?
You may find that some of the electrical cables / wires in your house have different colours. A basic rule to remember is:
Brown (new colour) / Red = LIVE
Blue (New colour) / Black = Neutral
Green & yellow (New colour) / Green = Safety Earthing
REMEMBER SAFETY FIRST:
- The Electrician before you may have made a mistake and wired the LIVE in the wrong place, so test the cables with an approved voltage tester
- TURN OFF POWER – when it comes to making changes, TURN off the power at the source, then check the area you’re working on with an approved voltage tester
- Secure the source – make every effort to ensure that someone can’t turn the source back on while you’re working on it.
- If in doubt, call a Qualified, Competent and Regualted Electrician. It’s not worth the risk.