An RCD, or residual current device, is a life-saving device which is designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire. It can also provide some protection against electrical fires. RCDs offer a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers cannot provide.
Electrical Safety Certificates will become mandatory for all new tenancies in England from 1st July 2020, and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2021. The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 requires landlords in England to maintain their properties to the electrical safety standards.
One of the major causes of fire in an electrical installation are either inadequate termination of conductors or the failure of terminations over time and also further validates the importance of regular maintenance and testing on every installation.