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Electrical Hazards and Safety

Electrical hazards are invisible but deadly, causing fires and electrical shock. These hazards are easily preventable if you use an NICEIC-registered contractor to install, inspect and maintain electrical installations. Always use an NICEIC-registered contractor to ensure that your electrics are installed and maintained safely and correctly. Morgans Electrical Services is fully NICEIC qualified.

Government figures estimate that there are around 10 fatal and 2,000 non-fatal electric shock accidents in the home each year, and around 19 fatal and 880 non-fatal shock accidents a year in the workplace. However, there are about 12,500 electrical fires in homes across the UK each year. Although many incidents are caused by faulty appliances rather than the electrical installation itself, a properly installed and well-maintained installation could save lives.

Cables, switches, socket-outlets and other equipment deteriorate with prolonged use, so they all need to be checked and necessary replacements or repairs made in good time.

Whilst it is relatively easy to make an electrical circuit work - it is far more challenging to make the circuit work safely. To avoid the dangers that electricity can create to you and others it is essential that electrical work is carried out only by those with the correct knowledge, skill and experience in the type of electrical work to be undertaken.

The law has now changed. The requirements, known as Part P of the Building Regulations, say that anyone carrying out fixed electrical installations in England and Wales must comply with the national safety standard for them (BS 7671). A fixed installation is the term for wiring and appliances that are fixed to a building: the sockets, switches, consumer units/fuse boxes, and ceiling fittings etc. Under the new regulations, electrical work must be "suitably designed, installed, inspected and tested so as to provide reasonable protection against them being the source of a fire or a cause of injury to persons". This applies to almost all electrical installations in the home and garden: from adding the electrics to a newly built house or extension, through to garden lighting and pond pumps, even to DIY work.

So choosing Morgans Electrical Services means you are covered by the NICEIC and all work will be self certificated.