Protect yourself, your family and your home – Electricity kills. Government statistics show that faulty electrical wiring and products cause most fires in UK homes.
Electricity is now the major cause of accidental fires in UK homes. Most of these accidents could be prevented by RCD protection, yet more than half of us - that's 13 million homes - don't have it.
... So, Plug into Safety - check your electrics at home and take the following precautions:
Avoid using faulty or damaged electrical appliances, lighting and switches
Consider upgrading to a modern fusebox (consumer unit) with built-in RCDs or get a plug-in RCD from your local DIY store or garden centre - it could save your life
If you have any doubt about electrical safety in your home or if your electrics keep tripping, contact a registered electrician.
Find out more about making your home safer:
What's an RCD? – An RCD is a life-saving device that protects against dangerous electric shock and reduces the risk of electrical fires.
What kind of RCD should you fit?
RCD in your fusebox - will give the highest level of protection to your family and home as covers all wiring, sockets and appliances on a circuit
Plug-in RCD - can be plugged into any socket and will protect you if a problem arises when using a particular appliance. They are available from most home-improvement stores and garden centres.
Why haven't we heard about RCDs until now?
In a recent survey a third of respondents said they knew what an RCD was – however, we know that many people confuse them with circuit breakers, which offer nowhere near the same level of safety protection.
RCD protection has been around for many years, but there has been no requirement to fit it in older properties. With the increasing number of electrical devices we all have in the home and garden, we all need to consider electrical safety more. The Electrical Safety Council is running this campaign to cut the number of people killed or injured by electrical accidents by getting more of us to fit RCD protection at home.
Get an RCD - it could save your life.
To find out more call ETM LTD in Walsall on 01922 710014 or click here to find the full list of electrical services the team at ETM Ltd can help with.
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