If you are going away this Easter, it is worth bearing in mind that electrical safety is not just a home matter. Maintaining good electrical safety awareness is still important even when away from home. Don't take for granted that the owners of your holiday accommodation will have seen to your electrical safety needs – I have seen bed and breakfast accommodation where extension leads have been plugged into extension leads.
I get asked on a regular basis by my customers in Nottingham and Derby how they can make their homes electrically safer. There are two ways of looking at electrical safety and that is preventative and proactive. Both are equally as good, however for optimum results, the two need to work hand in hand.
What do I mean by this?
The latest statistics from the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) reveal some worrying facts that landlords are not responding timely to reports of serious property issues such as water leaks, electrical failure and boiler breakdowns. The statistics further reveal that tenants are having to continually pursue their landlords about sorting out problems such as no hot water, broken taps and tripping lights.