Checking and replacing fittings
Cables, switches, socket-outlets and other equipment can degrade or get damaged over time and so it is important to get them checked and replaced.
It is important that this work is carried out only by those with the necessary knowledge, skill and experience of the type of electrical work to be undertaken.
The Trustmark scheme, backed by the government, ensures that traders who sign up are fully qualified to do electrical work and also provides a complaints procedure.
The British Standards Institution, the Electrical Safety First and the Electrical Contractors Association can provide more information.