DO carry out a visual check of the electrics every 6 months
DO use an NICEIC Electrician to carry out electrical work
DO check for worn or frayed wires and cables
DO check for signs of blackness or scorching around a socket, which could indicate overloading
DO check for broken electrical accessories, such as sockets and light switches
DO check regularly for a smell of hot plastic or burning near a socket
DO check for signs of sparks or smoke coming from a plug or appliance
DO use an RCD (Residual Current Device) for added protection against electric shock
DO test that the RCD is working every 3 months
DO test the smoke alarms every week
DON’T overload plug sockets
These may result from:
1. The electrical installation and equipment deteriorating over time.
2. Damage to switches, sockets and other equipment.
3. Misuse of the installation and equipment.
4. Poor or lack of maintenance of the installation and equipment.