Earthing & Bonding Hockley
(And surrounding areas)
Call – 01702 911560
Welcome to TM Hughes & Son Electrical Services Ltd. We provide Earthing & Bonding in Hockley and the surrounding areas.
Imagine earthing as your home’s connection to the ground beneath it. Earthing is an extra pathway for electrical current to return safely to the ground without causing harm to people or equipment in case of an electrical fault.
Bonding is like building bridges between different parts of your electrical system. These bridges ensure that all parts have the same electrical potential, reducing the risk of electric shocks when touching two connected parts.
Earthing and bonding are key for enabling a safe and rapid response to electrical faults. When an electrical fault occurs, it leads to an unusual surge of electricity.
An effective earthing system will direct this surge to the ground so people are not electrocuted. Simultaneously, this sudden surge will trip the circuit breaker, effectively cutting off the electricity supply to the faulty circuit.
Earthing and bonding are required on all electrical installations in the UK because they are crucial for safety.
- Protection from Electric Shock: Earthing and bonding create a safe route for electrical current to flow in the event of a fault, protecting individuals from electric shock. If a fault occurs, the current will travel through this safe path to the ground rather than passing through a person, which could be potentially fatal.
- Preventing Electrical Fires: Earthing also reduces the risk of electrical fires. If a fault occurs, the high fault current will flow to the earth, triggering the circuit breaker or fuse to disconnect the faulty circuit, stopping the flow of electricity. This prevents overheating that could lead to fires.
- Stabilising Voltage Levels: Earthing helps stabilise voltage levels for the electrical system’s proper functioning. It provides a common reference point for the many voltage sources in an electrical system, ensuring that all electrical devices operate at the correct voltage.
- Regulation Compliance: The UK wiring regulations, known as the British Standard BS 7671, require all electrical installations to have appropriate earthing and bonding. These requirements ensure the safety and functionality of all electrical systems.
Electrical installations could pose a serious risk to both people and property without proper earthing and bonding. Hence, they are not just recommended but mandatory for all electrical installations in the UK.
Landlords are required to have their earthing and bonding checked at the start of each new tenancy or every five years as part of an electrical condition report (EICR)
Homeowners should have an EICR every ten years to ensure their electrical system, earthing, and bonding are safe.
If you’re a homeowner or landlord and want your earthing and bonding checked, please get in touch with us using the phone number or contact form below.
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