Electrical Safety

Why Use ElectricSafe

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ElectricSafe makes it easy to find a registered, competent electrician that you can trust to work safely in your home.

When it comes to fitting a new boiler or gas fire, most homeowners wouldn’t dream of doing the work themselves or hiring someone that may not meet key qualification requirements. But the same is not currently true in the electrical industry.

Electricity can be just as dangerous as gas and most householders are still unaware that electrical installations are governed by strict Building Regulations – under Part P (Electrical Safety).

Electrocution and electrical fires that result from poorly installed or improperly checked systems are still causing injury and fatalities.* A lack of proper understanding and awareness in this area means rogue traders and misguided DIY enthusiasts could be putting lives at risk.

ElectricSafe exists to tackle this problem head on, providing one recognisable, consumer facing register the general public can trust.

All electricians on the ElectricSafe Register meet strict qualification requirements, are regularly assessed, complying with robust inspection procedures, to ensure their on-going competence.

Look for the name you can trust: ElectricSafe

According to the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), between 2010 and 2011 around 22 percent of domestic fires in the UK were of electrical origin, of which around 10 percent were caused by faulty household wiring. DCLG (2010-2011), Fire Statistics, Great Britain, “electrical appliances (12 per cent), electrical distribution (10 per cent)”, http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/statistics/pdf/568234.pdf

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