New Regulations BS7671. JANUARY 1st 2016 ALL NEW CONSUMER UNITS WILL BE METAL
Government figures estimate that there are around 10 fatal (Death) and 2,000 non-fatal electric shock accidents in the home each year.
19 fatal (Death) and 880 non-fatal shock accidents a year in the workplace.
There are about 12,500 electrical fires in homes across the UK each year.
In March 2006 the Electrical Safety Council published the results of their National Consumer Survey and found that:
Cable left in a coil with in an extension real!!!! Always unroll the coil before you use extension reals.
Customer called because of a burning smell in the house. Hmm very burnt!!
Existing old panel Cover off view New RCD modern panel fitted
Note PME (TN-C-S) NO Main Earth A typical old mains panel Main earth installed with + RCD
This house mains panel was as I found it on arrival. I have marked several faults. Here is the new panel completed and yes the lid fitted perfectly. :-)
Not only was the RCD shorted out but there was no lid to cover this mess.
Portable Appliance Testing - This was found at an office, plugged in and switched ON
Just 1 of the many faults found whilst tracing a Neutral to Earth fault, whilst carrying out an EICR (PIR)
Emergency call early 1 Sunday morning..... Doh. Still, had them up and running in no time.
Loose connection in plug burnt off pin and melted in socket
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