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Two ways to prevent fires caused by electrical faults is to have a Residual Current Device (RCD) installed in the home and have your electrics regularly inspected and tested.
The majority of electrical fires could be prevented by fitting a Residual Current Device (RCD) but worryingly the same figures suggest that 52 per cent of all private rented homes fail to have adequate RCD protection at the consumer unit.
Residual Current Devices (RCDs) can dramatically reduce the chance of electric shocks.
SEASONAL TASK Play safe when using power tools, especially at this time of year when you may be working outside, by plugging them in to a residual current device (RCD).
If you're using corded power tools outside or in damp conditions, play safe and use a residual current device or power breaker, which will automatically cut off the electricity if an accident happens or the tool malfunctions.
The residual current device is a safety device that switches off electricity automatically if there is a fault.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) said electric mowers and other power tools should always be used with an RCD - residual current device, which would cut off the power quickly in the event of an accident.
All the chargers people have for mobile phones, computers and even some lights that have the little black transformer boxes, TVs with the little red LEDs and laptops left charging when they don't need to be, are all what we call residual current devices and they take a very small amount of electricity just to keep them ticking over.