Electricity is a familiar and necessary part of everyday life, but electricity can kill or severely injure people and cause damage to property.
There are simple precautions when working with, or near electricity that can be taken to significantly reduce the risk of electrical injury to you and others around you.
There are also about 12,500 electrical fires in homes across the UK each year. Although many incidents are caused by faulty appliances rather than the electrical installation itself, a properly installed and well-maintained electrical system could save lives.
Cables, switches, socket-outlets and other equipment deteriorate with prolonged use, so they all need to be checked and necessary replacements or repairs made in good time.
Whilst it is relatively easy to make an electrical circuit work – it is far more tricky to make the circuit work safely. To avoid the dangers that electricity can create it is essential that electrical work is carried out only by those with the correct knowledge, skill and experience in the type of electrical work to be undertaken.
The Electrical Safety Council published the results of their National Consumer Survey and found that:
- 42% of those surveyed stated they had never had their electrics checked
- 32% of DIYers stated they had experienced one or more electric shocks while carrying out DIY
- 59% of people do not use qualified electricians when carrying out electrical work
- 48% of those surveyed did not know that their electrics should be checked at least every 10 years
Electrical installations should be tested often enough that there is little chance of deterioration leading to danger. Any part of an installation that has become obviously defective between tests should be de-energised until the fault can be fixed.
Kempowell are an approved National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) domestic and commercial contractor.
Kempowell can carry out the following maintenance work on all types of property including domestic and commercial premises to keep your electrical installations safe;
Electrical installation condition reports
To find out more about what Kempowell can offer you please get in touch.