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Beware of shonky DIY and dodgy electricians

DODGY electricians and amateur DIYers are causing a shocking upswing in serious electrical accidents across Queensland, according to new figures.

The latest industry data showed on average a serious accident occurs every working day.

There were five electrical fatalities last financial year and six in 2006-07; well up on an average 2.25 for the four previous years.

"Electricians are saying they're coming across a lot of dodgy work by home operators or contractors without licenses in both domestic and commercial jobs,"

"There's a bit of complacency slipping back into the community."

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