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Electrical Fire Casualties

So Napit says, and Suddenly NOW people read, I have been saying this for Decades.

NAPIT says electrical fire casualties are rising

25 October 2012

Fire-related casualties caused by faulty electrical wiring are on the increase in homes across the UK. Between 2004 and 2011, injuries in this area rose by more than a third whilst fatalities caused by faulty electrical distribution systems tripled, according to statistics from the Department of Communities and Local Government.

There were around 38,500 accidental domestic fires from 2010 – 2011. Around 22 percent of these were of electrical origin, with 10 percent caused by household wiring.

Thirteen Fires Per Day Caused by Faulty and Recalled Electrical Goods

02 February 2018 Source Electrical Safety 1st.

Older houses often have outdated internal wiring which can sometimes be worn, corroded, or even damaged. Some properties will also have outdated fuse boxes that do not contain the same safety measures of newer models, such as RCD’s. This can leave members of the household exposed to the risk of electrical fires and even electrocution.

If you’ve recently purchased a new house or even if you’ve been living in your home for years, you can’t always be sure that its electrical wiring and the fuse box that keeps it all safe have been worked on by reputable electricians. Previous owners, with little or no electrical experience, may even have worked on the household electrics themselves as part of a DIY project.

Most of us can’t be one hundred per cent sure that our electrical wiring is as safe as it could be. There could be all manner of underlying problems with your electrics which will go unnoticed until something goes wrong, such as DC blinding on your AC type RCDs

It is important to ensure electrical wiring is in good working condition. If you think your home electrics could have been damaged, bodged, or have simply deteriorated over time, it’s better to be safe than sorry. So why not hire a NAPIT-registered electrician to check your home is safe?

Established for over 20 years, NAPIT – a nationwide, government-approved registered professional tradesman – aim to ensure the workmanship standards of every NAPIT registered Electrician comply with UK legal requirements. NAPIT-registered electricians are assessed annually to make sure they are working to the highest standards; with NAPIT, your home is in safe hands.

A NAPIT-registered electrician will be able to check your household wiring is safe and can also compile an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) that will demonstrate the integrity of your electrics; a document that will come in handy when you come to sell your house.

Is it worth the risk? Remember, you probably won’t know whether your home electrics pose a safety hazard until something goes wrong. So, for the peace of mind that comes with hiring a registered professional.

The article is taken from EP Magazine, with some inserts by me.

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