Electrical safety unplugged
Every year there are a number of injuries in UK homes caused by faulty electrics and electrical equipment. Around half of household fires are caused by electricity.
We take your safety extremely seriously and have an on-going programme to complete electrical inspections in your home before you move in and every five years after.
We’ll make sure that your home is electrically tested and we’ll write to you in advance letting you know when your appointment is. You’ll need to be home to let the electrician in so please let us know if the date isn’t suitable and we can arrange a time that works for you.
If you spot the signs of any electrical faults or problems in your home, please contact us as soon as you can and we’ll arrange a suitable repair with one of our qualified contractors. Please don’t try to repair anything yourself as it could be dangerous.
10 tips to staying safe in your home:
- Never overload plug sockets or extension leads
- Maintain your electrical appliances and register new ones
- Check cables before using an appliance (if you notice wear and tear, or the plug isn’t securely fastened, don’t use it)
- Switch off any electrical appliances or items you aren’t using
- Don’t use a bulb with a higher wattage than what’s on your light fitting
- Make sure you buy genuine electrical items from a reputable company as some cheaper imports aren’t safe
- Never take mains-powered electrical items into the bathroom
- Check light fittings and plug sockets aren’t visibly damaged and let us know if they are
- Make sure you know where your fuse box is, so you can turn the mains switch off in an emergency
- Let us know if you spot someone using the communal electricity as it could lead to overloaded sockets and switches