Electrical Safety in the Home

Electrical hazards are invisible but deadly, causing fires and electrical shocks. These hazards are easily preventable if you use an NICEIC-registered contractor to install, inspect and maintain your electrics.

Government figures estimate that each year there are around 10 fatal and 2,000 non-fatal electric shock accidents in the home.

There are also 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 electrical system could save lives.

In this section you’ll find lots of help and information about making sure that the electrics in your home are safe and up to date with current regulations.

Downloadable PDF Safety Leaflets from the Electrical Safety Council

These leaflets cover important safety information including why your earthing & bonding needs to be checked and general principles of electrical safety in the home.

Click on the links to download them.

  • Earthing & Bonding PDF
  • Fire Safety PDF
  • Electrical Safety Outdoors PDF
  • Part P PDF
  • Safety in the Home PDF
Fact sheets on Safety from the NICEIC

Below are some helpful fact sheets about electrical safety specifically in the bathroom and outdoors.

Click on the links to download them.

  • Electrical Safety in the Bathroom
  • Electrical Safety in the Garden
  • Part P: What You Need To Know
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