Electrical safety in your home

Here are some useful tips to help guide you to reduce the risk of fire or injury caused by an electrical fault

  • Never try to make any alterations to the wiring, sockets or light fittings in your home – if you do wish to make any changes, you should speak to us first in all instances.
  • Switch off appliances when not in use.
  • Always switch off and disconnect TVs from their power source at night.
  • Make sure all plugs are wired correctly.
  • Check flexes regularly, never use damaged ones and do not run them under carpets or rugs.
  • Never touch switches with wet or damp hands.
  • Never wire more than one electrical appliance into one plug, and do not use adaptors.
  • Do not run any appliances from a light fitting.

How can I protect myself and my family from the dangers of electricity?

Electrics deteriorate with age and use, so we carry out Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) in your home every five years. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘periodic inspection’ and will:

  • Reveal if any electrical circuits or equipment are overloaded
  • Find any potential electric shock risks and fire hazards
  • Identify any defective electrical work
  • Highlight any lack of earthing or bonding.

There is a burning smell / smoke marks from an electrical socket / fuse board – what should I do?

  • You should turn off the power at the main switch on the fuse board then contact us by phone to report the problem.

There has been a leak and water is coming through a light fitting – what should I do?

  • Do not attempt to touch it or switch it on – contact us by phone immediately for assistance.

Electrical appliance safety

If you think, one of your electrical appliances is faulty, please check your model and serial number or look for the model data label.

You can check if your appliance has been recalled using a tool on the Electrical Safety First website.

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Working at Habinteg

We believe that mutual commitment and shared responsibility is key. We are an equal opportunities employer and aim to be an employer of choice. Everything we do is underpinned by our four cultural values: Agile, Accountable, Ambitious and Attentive.

We offer a comprehensive and person-centred employment package to our staff. This includes:

  • Flexible approach to working week including full-time, part-time and job-sharing possibilities.
  • Welcoming, accessible work environments including remote working
  • Training and development programme
  • Ethical pension scheme from the Pensions Trust - we match up to 10%
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Free eye test & contribution towards glasses
  • Cycle scheme
  • Subscription payment
  • Company subscription to Simply Health & Rewards
  • Bonus 'Habinteg Day' off to take at any point in the year!

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and welcome candidates with Badge showing that Habinteg is a disability confident leader.disabilities, long-term health conditions to apply for our roles. We encourage job-seekers from all backgrounds and experiences to express their interest, and to contact us at recruitment@habinteg.org.uk if you would like to chat to us or discuss reasonable adjustments for your application or interview process.