What Makes a Good Electrical Installation?
An electrical installation is made up of all the fixed electrical components that are supplied via the electricity meter. It includes cables that are usually hidden throughout the walls and ceilings and accessories such as plug sockets and switches as well as a fuse box that contains all the fuses, circuit breakers and preferably residual current devices (RCD’s).
There are many factors that contribute to a good electrical installation, some of these include:
· A Residual Current Device (RCD) protection is installed to provide additional protection against electric shock
· Covers are in place to prevent fingers coming into contact with live parts (broken or damaged switches should be replaced without delay)
· Ensuring there are enough sockets for electrical appliances, to minimise the use of multiway socket adapters and trailing leads
· Satisfactory earthing arrangements are in place to ensure that a fuse or circuit breaker can quickly clear an electrical fault before it causes an electric shock or fire
· Satisfactory protective bonding arrangements are in place where required (so any electric shock risk is minimised until a fault is cleared)
· Cables are correctly selected and installed in relation to the fuse or circuit breaker protecting the circuit
· Sufficient circuits are provided to avoid danger and minimise inconvenience in the event of a fault
An RCD is designed to prevent fatal electrical shocks if you touch something live such as a bare wire. This life saving device will provide a higher level of protection that ordinary fuses and circuit breakers do not provide.
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