A Guide to Fuse Boxes

Fuse Boxes – also known as Consumer Units – are used to control and distribute electricity around our homes.  It is important for us all to know where the fuse box is located in our properties, in case we ever need to turn the electricity off in an emergency.

A fuse box contains three things:

a.    Mains Switch
This allows you to turn off the electricity supply, and so should be easily accessible.  Some homes will have more than one mains switch if there is more than one fuse box (e.g. if you have electric storage heaters)

Landlords……are you covered?

As a Landlord, it is important to act on your electrical safety obligations, or you could be exposed to significant financial risk from fines, invalidated insurance and most importantly, an increased risk of harm to tenants.  Dangerous electrics can contribute to a serious risk of fire, extreme cold, and insufficient lighting.