Bright sparks stay safe!


At Bit4 Nottingham we like look to after you the public. We install, test and repair all types of electrical work, burglar alarms, CCTV, door access and more. We are continually shocked by the quality of other “electricians” workmanship.

Bit4 are fully trained, NAPIT accredited and insured to work on electrical installations of all types, from domestic right through to commercial. The dangers of using a inexperienced or a non qualified electrician could be catastrophic. 

Did you know that Government figures show that electricity causes more than 20,000 fires a year – almost half of all accidental house fires. (Source: DCLG) or that each year 70 people are killed and 350,000 seriously injured due to an electrical accident in the home. (Source: ESC). Those figures make for grim reading, unfortunately we have dealt with the aftermath of electrical fires before and its not a pretty site.

The reason we’re telling you this isn’t to scare you but to make you aware of a few things:

The Electrical Safety Council published the results of their National Consumer Survey and found that:

  • 42% of those surveyed stated they had never had their electrics checked 
  • 32% of DIYers stated they had experienced one or more electric shocks while carrying out DIY  
  • 59% of people do not use qualified electricians when carrying out electrical work  
  • 48% of those surveyed did not know that their electrics should be checked at least every 10 years

 

The first and the last statistic above are the ones we’d like to draw most to your attention.

Not many people know that you should have your electrical installation tested by a qualified electrician every 10 years and even less people have actually HAD their electrics tested.

 

Cables, switches, plug sockets and other equipment deteriorate with prolonged use, so they all need to be checked and necessary replacements or repairs made in good time.

Did you also know MOST insurance policies have a clause in them saying you have to have your electrics tested regularly otherwise your insurance is invalid?

 

So what are you waiting for?

Please contact Bit4 on 0330 088 2733 now to book your electrical inspection, or another qualified electrician. Remember its not about ticking a box, its about keeping yourself, your kids and others safe around electrics.