Gas safety in your home
Used wisely, gas is instant, reliable, efficient and safe. However, like any other form of energy it must be treated with respect to prevent accidents.
The Energy Safety Service has prepared a booklet containing valuable information on safe natural gas usage in the home - A Guide to Living Safely with Gas.
You can also visit the new Gas Safety website for more information.
Your Electricity Safety In The Home
We use electricity every day so it's easy to take it for granted. Electricity needs to be treated with caution and used wisely to keep you safe.
To prevent electrical accidents, be aware of the warning signs, including:
- A tingling feeling when you touch an appliance or fitting
- Appliances or fittings hotter than normal to touch
- Fuses frequently blowing or circuit breakers tripping and needing to be reset
- Dim or flickering lights
- Unusual smells or noises
- Scorch marks on plugs or sockets or any electrical appliance or fitting
- Power going off in your home unexpectedly
- Damaged insulation or fittings – such as cables, flexes, cords, and switches showing exposed wiring
The Energy Safety Service has prepared a booklet containing valuable information on safe electricity usage in the home - A Guide to Living Safely with Electricity.
You can also visit the Energy Safety website for more information.
Residual Current devices – switching on to safety Residual Current Devices - Switching on to Safety