Tackling Poor Electrical Safety in the Private Rented Sector

The housing charity Shelter and the UK charity Electrical Safety First issued a report last week into the horrifying electrical safety standards found in privately rented homes. With the private rented sector now housing 9 million people in the UK and 1.3 million families, it is alarming that 16% of private rental tenants have reported a problem pertaining to electrical hazards in just the last year. Who is affected? Electrical hazards in the private rented sector isn't just a problem at the bottom end of the market.

Replacing a fuse box safely

Having made the decision to replace your old fuse board, it is important to ensure that this important job is completed by a competent domestic electrician who is both qualified and registered with a Part P scheme provider such as the NICEIC, NAPIT or ELECSA. Think of your fuse board as the main hub of your home – it is the 'thinking centre' to all electrical aspects in your home. If the job is carried out incorrectly, your home will be in a dangerous condition and your family is then at risk from electrical harm.

Electrical safety in the garden – are you at risk?

We have seen a real improvement in the weather all over the UK over the past week. With it, has seen the expected increase in bbq's and garden parties – and of course I wouldn't be doing my job properly if I didn't tell you what fire and electrical risks I have seen in my local area around Nottingham.

 

Beware of fire!