Health Check

Below is a simple electrical health check that will allow you to assess the condition of your domestic electrical installation. It is advised that any alterations should be carried out by a qualified competent person. Please feel free to contact us for no obligation advice and estimiating service.

Tn the meantime, please browse through the information below to give yourself a brief idea of the new regulations and safety features that should be included in an electrical installation.

  • RCD Protection - A Residual Current Device (RCD) is a special safety device that switches off the electricity in the event of a fault. This small device can be a lifesaver as it will disconnect the electricity in a split second if a fault occurs.
  • Type of wiring - If your house includes black rubber type cables or lead covered cables this is a sure sign that the installation is in need of an upgrade. These types of cables are pre 1960's and may lead to a risk of shock or fire.
  • Scorch marks on the board - Scorch marks on the consumer unit may be a sign of overloaded circuits and fuses. An inspection will tell more.
  • Earth bonding - Main equipotential bonding to the gas and water isolators is essential to ensure the safety of the occupants. This involves wiring a 10mm squared green and yellow earth cable to the stop cocks of the gas and water. This ensures that if a gas or water pipe was to become live under a fault condition it would disconnect the supply, thus providing shock protection.
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