Electrical Safety

IS YOUR PROPERTY ELECTRICALLY SAFE? 

 

How to know that your property is electrically safe:

 

What is an RCD?

 

 

This is a switching device that is more sensitive than a normal fuse. It will detect any dangers that arise and switch off the electrics accordingly.

Having RCD’s installed will reduce your risk of electric shocks/electrocution.

 

 

 

 

Do’s Dont’s: 

 

  • Do: Keep checking your electrical appliances for any irregularities (Plugs, Wires & Appliances).
  • Don’t: Overload plug sockets with several extension wires.
  • Do: Report any smell of burning coming from your electrics.
  • Don’t: Touch any electrical sockets or appliances if you have wet hands or are standing on something wet.
  • Do: Use the plug to unplug things and not the wire.
  • Don’t: Use appliances outside without proper protection.
  • Do: Check there are no wires directly behind the plaster that you are drilling / hammering into.

 

As NICEIC Approved Contractors A Coole can help with your electrical needs. Contact Us HERE.

 

Further Information can be found on:

http://www.esc.org.uk/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/public/soyouthink_march07.pdf

http://www.esc.org.uk/fileadmin/user_upload/documents/public/leaflets/HowSafeIsYourHome-May2011.pdf

Safety Statistics: http://www.esc.org.uk/industry/policies-and-research/statistics/