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First Aid For An Electric Shock

The risk of electric shocks have dramatically decreased over the years as electrical systems have become safer and safer, but the risk of electric shocks still remains. If you witness someone suffering an electric shock, you should first try and remove the person from the current’s source. Here is some advice from Leigh Electrical.   First try to turn off...

What You Get When You Choose Leigh Electrical

Leigh Electrical is one of the premier electrical companies in the London and South Essex region, and for good reason. We are passionate about providing high quality, professional and friendly service: making homes and businesses safe and secure, we also love providing attractive and streamlined electrics that brighten up your home or company – in every sense of the word!...

More Tips For Avoiding Electric Shocks

At Leigh Electrical, we have already written about how to avoid an electric shock, but as we take electrical safety very seriously, we thought it couldn’t hurt to mention it again. Electricity runs all through the home and it can be far easier to get shocked than you might think. Through electrical safety measures like earthing, bonding, RCDs and more,...

The Importance Of Earthing And Bonding

Earthing and bonding are fundamental components of any electrical work and the safety of the work depends on the correct installation of the earthing and bonding.   Earthing is what stops you from getting an electric shock. When there is a fault in an electrical installation, you could receive a shock because the electricity could try to use your body...

Electrical Tips For New Homeowners

The dangers of electricity are plain for all to see. We all know of the risks, but have become quite comfortable with using electricity and maybe are a little complacent. The vast majority of electrical accidents are preventable and we wanted to give you our tips on staying safe in your new home. Celebrate your home’s birthday. The age of...

The Importance Of RCD Protection

An RCD is a residual current device, and is designed to prevent fatal electric shocks. It is a life-saving device that provides a higher level of protection than fuses and circuit breakers. An RCD comes into play when it senses an electrical fault, and switches off the power. This means that if you are exposed to a bare wire, or...

Electrical Safety Obligations For Landlords

Landlords take note. There are significant financial risks for those that don’t follow electrical safety obligations closely enough. Whether that be through incurring fines or invalidating insurance, these risks aren’t worth taking. What is more, if safety guidelines and obligations are not adhered to, landlords are also putting millions of private tenants at risk of injury, or worse, death. Here...

Beware of Faulty Appliances!

Faulty appliances in the home can pose a serious threat. In severe cases, an electrical fire could break out and this could happen at any time. Several studies have been carried out to find out the most high-risk appliances in an effort to make people more aware of the potential threat. There tend to be around 4,000 domestic electrical fires...

Advice For Overloading Sockets And Extension Leads

We are all guilty of overloading sockets and extension leads. The number of times we take the easy way out and plug several appliances into one socket or extension leads is probably quite high. Often, the only socket will be out of reach and we need to plug in a lamp, a laptop, a phone charger, a pair of hair...