Home Electrical Safety

One of the most important safety devices in your home is a simple electrical device called a Residual Current Device (RCD), Estimates indicate that the installation of RCD’s and Ground Fault Interrupters (GFCI) in the USA, have saved hundreds of lives and prevented thousands of injuries in the UK,and US in the past 30 years.

RCD’S or GFCIs are designed to provide protection against electrical shock from ground faults, or leakage currents, which occur when the electrical current flows outside of the circuit conductors. If a person becomes part of a path for leakage current, he or she will be severely shocked or electrocuted.

If GFCIs and RCDs were installed in every U.S. and UK homes, experts suggest that nearly 70 percent of the approximately 450 electrocutions that occur each year in the home could be prevented.

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