Fire Safety: How To Prevent Electrical Fire

Electrical fires can be caused by faulty wiring and appliances. To help to prevent electrical fires Winstanley Electrical advise regular fixed wire testing and PAT testing to be carried out.

Fixed Wire Testing:

​Faulty and old wiring is one of the main causes of electrical fires. Fixed wire testing covers all of the hard wiring in a building and includes items such as main panels, distribution boards, lighting, socket outlets and air conditioning. Winstanley Electrical recommend that a periodic inspection and should be carried out to ensure your electrical installations are safe and meet IET Wiring Regulations.

PAT Testing:

Portable appliance testing tests your electrical appliances and equipment to ensure they are safe to use. It is important to PAT test electrical items, although most electrical safety defects can be found by visual examination but some types of defect can only be found by testing and could cause a fire if not detected.

Bespoke Fire Alarm Solutions:

In an event of a fire it is important to have a fire alarm system installed in your building, Winstanley can install and bespoke design fire alarms to BS5839 standard.

To find out more about fixed wire testing, PAT testing, bespoke fire alarm systems and what other services Winstanley Electrical can provide for you please contact Winstanley Electrical on 0345 652 2783 or email at 247helpdesk@​​winstanley-electrical.com

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