HOMEOWNERS SAFETY CHECKLIST

F YOU CAN RECOGNISE ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS THEN YOUR PROPERTY MAY NEED SOME ATTENTION.

IS THE WIRING THE ORIGINAL FROM WHEN THE HOUSE WAS

BUILT ? (with cables coated in black rubber or fabric or lead)

ARE YOUR CABLES PERISHED ?

IS YOUR FUSEBOARD THE OLD TYPE ?

(ie with a wooden back and /or cast iron switch)

DO YOU HAVE TO USE EXTENSION LEADS BECAUSE YOU HAVE

TOO FEW SOCKET OUTLETS ?

DO YOU HAVE BRAIDED FLEX HANGING FROM THE CEILING ROSES ?

ARE YOUR SOCKET OUTLETS OVERLOADED ?

ARE SOCKETS MOUNTED LOW ON SKIRTING BOARDS ?

DO YOUR FUSES REGULARLY BLOW ?

DO YOU HAVE BROWN OR BLACK SWITCHES ?

ARE YOUR SOCKETS / SWITCHES AND LIGHT FITTINGS

IN A DANGEROUS CONDITION ?

DO YOU HAVE AN RCD SAFETY DEVICE INSTALLED ?

DO YOU HAVE ROUND PIN SOCKETS & LIGHT SWITCHES ?

IS THERE A WALL MOUNTED LIGHT SWITCH IN YOUR BATHROOM ?

DOES YOUR LIGHTING SYSTEM NOT HAVE AN EARTH WIRE ?

HAS YOUR GAS METER NOT BEEN EARTHED ?

12,500 FIRES A YEAR ARE CAUSED BY ELECTRICAL FAULTS

PLEASE NOTE: INSURERS DO NOT GENERALLY PAY OUT FOR CLAIMS IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE CAUSED BY OLD WIRING