Earthing & Bonding Benfleet
(And surrounding areas)
Call – 01268 351560
Welcome to TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services Ltd. All electrical work we undertake in Benfleet and the surrounding areas includes Earthing & Bonding.
A Brief Overview Of Earthing & Bonding
Earthing and Bonding ensure electrical systems within homes and businesses are safe for use.
Earthing refers to connecting the exposed conductive parts of an electrical circuit (such as metal casings) to the main earth terminal of the electrical installation.
This creates a safe route for electric current to flow into the ground in case of a fault, reducing the risk of electric shock.
It also triggers the circuit breaker or fuse to disconnect the electricity supply, preventing potential fires.
Bonding involves connecting all the metallic components within a property, like pipes and radiators, to the main earth terminal of the electrical installation.
This ensures that all these components are at the same electrical potential. Therefore, even in case of a fault, it prevents a dangerous voltage difference from appearing between separate metal parts, reducing the risk of electric shock when touching two different metal parts simultaneously.
Earthing & Bonding Regulations
In the UK, the regulations for earthing and bonding are laid out by the British Standard BS 7671, also known as the “18th Edition Wiring Regulations.” These guidelines, produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the British Standards Institution (BSI), provide comprehensive instructions to ensure electrical safety.
Ensuring Proper Earthing & Bonding At Home & Work
To ensure your home’s or building’s electrical safety, your earthing and bonding systems must meet the necessary standards and regulations.
Here are several steps you can follow to ensure your systems are up to standard:
Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR)
The most reliable method to verify the effectiveness of your Earthing & Bonding is to have a qualified electrician carry out a thorough inspection and assessment of your electrical installation.
Schedule an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) every 10 years for privately-owned properties and every 5 years for rented properties or at the start of each new tenancy.
This comprehensive inspection and testing of your property’s electrical installations, carried out by a registered electrician, will verify that your electrical system is safe for use and uncover potential issues.
Post Work Inspection
If you’ve recently had electrical work undertaken, or have made alterations to your property, have a professional electrician check the earthing and bonding to ensure it still meets the required standard.
Recognise the Warning Signs
Regularly monitor your electrical system for any signs of potential issues. Frequent circuit breakers tripping or shocks when touching electrical appliances could indicate problems with your earthing and bonding.
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