Nearly three-quarters of adults in the UK have had to deal with an emergency DIY situation, a figure that could inspire more people to attend electrical courses.

This figure is highest in the West Midlands, where 77 per cent have had to cope with some form of emergency in the home.

On average, 73 per cent of the country have been put in this position at some point in their lives, according to research carried out by Saga.

The over-50s financial services provider explained that individuals in this age group are often better placed to deal with such an issue, with 22 per cent knowing someone who has taken official qualifications such as electrical courses and can deal with the DIY emergency.

This month, Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine assistant editor Melanie Griffiths highlighted the popularity of installing security lights to deter burglars, which could lead to increased interest in electrical training courses.

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