Are you putting your life at risk when using electricity? Many people are, without knowing it. If you haven't had your electrical system checked within the last 10 years* or since you moved in you may have a significantly greater risk of electric shock or fire.
We can help you identify electrical risks in your property and provide a free quotation for correcting them.
We are registered with ELECSA to install, test and certify electrical systems.
Common safety risks
Some of the most common electrical and fire safety risks are:
Fuses, MCBs and RCDs
If your fusebox looks like one of those on the left, you should seriously consider having it replaced with a modern consumer unit fitted with RCD protection. The types pictured were designed several decades ago and were never intended to cope with the modern usage of electricity in our homes and workplaces.
Even when the fuses have been replaced with plug-in circuit breakers, they still provide only limited protection.
Residual current devices (RCDs) prevent you getting a fatal electrical shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire. This is something ordinary fuses or circuit-breakers (MCBs) can’t do.
Like a smoke detector, an RCD installed in your property could one day save a life.
*Electrical installations in domestic property should be inspected and tested at least every 10 years. For rental property it should be at least every 5 years or change of occupancy. For commercial property it could be even more frequent. Failure to have a current electrical certificate can affect your insurance (e.g. if a fire was caused by a fault in the electrical system or a tenant received an electric shock).