Electricity

Remember, electricity can be dangerous, to help you use your electric appliances safely you should never:

  • Overload electric sockets
  • Run flexes under or over carpets or rugs
  • Use damaged or broken flexes or staple a flex to a wall
  • Take electrical appliances into the bathroom
  • Place heaters, heated towel rails or mirror lights above a bath or near a shower

You should:

  • Always have any work carried out by a qualified electrician and remember you must get Abertay’s written permission before carrying out any work
  • Use adaptors as little as possible
  • Use light fittings only for lighting
  • Use power breakers if you are using an electrical appliance outside, for example, a mower
  • Report damaged sockets

In July 2020, the Government proposed regulations for mandatory electrical safety checks to be carried out every 5 years.  The Association embraces recommendations in relation to Health & Safety and wants to ensure that its housing stock is safe and complies with the relevant regulations.  As a result once Covid-19 restrictions are eased and in advance of the regulations, we will restart our programme by arranging for our contractors to visit identified properties to carry out electrical testing.  This will be a one off visit and will last approximately 2/4 hours and will include checks on installations for the supply of electricity and electrical fittings, including switches, sockets and light fittings.

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