Prepare for a power outage
This list is intended as an initial guide to help you identify areas in your home that may require attention as circumstances change.
Keeping your home at a suitable temperature with plenty of ventilation is important for comfort and safety. Check the following:
Automated functions to set and manage lighting and power will provide you with increased safety and security. Check the following:
Home security systems include remote viewing capabilities and keyless locks that offer added security. Check the following:
Simple additions and changes to your home can significantly reduce health and safety hazards. Check the following:
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.