Updated: Nov 4, 2022
Follow these simple tips for electrical safety.
Electricity is a convenient and efficient way to power our properties, but it also poses a significant fire risk. The potential consequences of such a fire include damage to equipment, damage to the building, its wiring and electrocution of people.
Follow these simple tips to minimize the risk of an electrical fire inside your property:
Inspect electrical leads and plugs for deterioration and faulty wiring.
Make sure cables aren’t frayed.
Never use tape to connect or repair cables. Damaged cables must be discarded and replaced.
Never run cables beneath carpets, mats or rugs where damage cannot be observed.
Don't overload outlets
Use surge protectors
Avoid using extension cords when possible.
Learn about the fire risk from electricity and follow safe practices to minimize the danger.
Have your wiring checked regularly by a professional.
The chances of a fire in your home or workplace happening are reduced if you take these simple precautions. It is also a good idea to have a fire risk assessment and escape plan for your employees or tenants so that they know what to do in the event of a fire.
Is your PAT testing up to date? Do you need help with electrical safety inside your property?
If you are not sure what to do, call Metro-PAT 24/7 Ltd on 0800 014 6728 or book one of our experienced engineers online.