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Your meter box

It's important to know where your meter box is in case of emergency.

Your meter box houses a number of electrical components including the meter, main switch, fuses and circuit breakers, which control the flow of electricity into your home.

For your safety

  • Ask a licensed electrician

    To inspect your meter box if it shows any signs of burn marks, worn wires or a strange smell

  • Switch the power off

    At the main switch if you are doing any household maintenance or renovations

  • Label all switches

    Circuit breakers and fuses in the meter box for easy identification

  • Keep trees and shrubs away from your meter box

    Should you need to access your RCD, and/or meter readers requiring access to read your meter

  • Install circuit breakers or a safety switch

    Safety switches are mandatory in all new homes, they can save lives and prevent injury from electric shock

  • Check your safety switch

    Check your safety switch in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions

  • Have a licensed electrician check blown switches

    if a fuse, safety switch or appliance blows repeatedly have a licensed electrician check it

  • Always use a licensed electrician

    Have fuses replaced by a licensed electrician

  • Protect your meter box

    Make sure that the meter box is protected from exposure to the elements and has a meter box lid