Fires in buildings cause millions of pounds in damages and injure hundreds of people each year. Property electrical loads have increased, in some cases beyond the capacity of the incoming supply and distribution systems.
London Fire Brigade records show fires where a consumer unit was identified as the source of ignition has increased by over 900% in the past 10 years(1). The Home Office advise that 12% of fire incidents and fatalities in 2014/15 had electrical distribution as the source of ignition(2). Regular inspection of electrical wiring is required by legislation.
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2. Fire Statistics England, 2014/15 (Home Office)