HOMEOWNERS SAFETY CHECKLIST

IF 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