Bathroom Zones

Water and electricity in close proximity is never a good mix, bathroom safety is important, so regulations stimpulate that only electrical fittings with the appropriate Ingress Protection (IP) rating can be installed into a bathroom. The IP rating normally has two (or three) numbers, the 1st relates to protection from solid objects or materials; the 2nd protection from liquids and the 3rd protection against impact, although this is often omitted. IPx4 rated fittings, for example IP44, are rated to protection against water sprayed in all directions with limited ingress permitted, whereas IPx5 are rated to protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions, with limited ingress. For a diagram of bathrooms zones 0, 1 and 2 see the bathroom zones booklet

Electrical Safety

Many householders don't realise that failure to maintain their electrical wiring in good condition could lead to fire. Cable, switches, socket outlets and other equipment deteriorate with use, and they all need to be checked and necessary replacements or repairs made in good time ..... See Fire saftey booklet for more information

Smoke detectors and alarms are a must for any home, properly installed they detect smoke from a fire and set off an audible alarm alerting homeowners. There are two types of smoke alarms ... See smoke alarms booklet for more information

We have listed some of the potential hazards that may be encountered in any home, along with ways of rectifying them to make your home a safer place ... See hazards in the home booklet for more information

Whether it's mowing the lawn or doing home improvemnts, the risk of electric shock causing injury or death is greater outdoors, due to possible wet conditions and physical contact with the ground. Residual Current Devices (RCD) are essential safety devices that switch off the electricity automatically when it detects an earth fault .... See garden booklet for more information

Earthing and Bonding

For safety reasons it is critical that all buildings are correctly earthed and bonded. There is a difference between these terms which is explained further in the glossery booklet, but the important thing to remember is that these protective systems are there for safety reasons to prevent electric shock so any alterations to existing bonding connections, eg a new bath, should always be checked by a qualified electrician.... See earthing and bonding  booklet for more information

Periodic Inspection

A Periodic Inspection is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify, in order of priority, any deficiencies against the national safety standard for electrical installation. It will reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded, find any potential electrical shock risk .... See PIR booklet for more information

Complete Pocket Guide

This guide provides a quick reference on requirements and legislation for electrical and building installation.


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