AP Electrical & Renewable Energy Ltd.

Fuse Board & Earthing Upgrades

As an NICEIC group approved organisation, we recognise the important role we play in ensuring that our clients remain safe in their homes and at work.  Part of our responsibility is to highlight the advantages of having a modern consumer unit installed.

It is a little known fact that every year in the United Kingdom on average 70 people die and 1.2 million are injured in electrical accidents at home.  Many accidents could be prevented by installing a modern RCD protected consumer unit (fuse box).

Old style fuse board
Old style fuse board

Do You Have A Modern Consumer Unit?

A consumer unit (fuse box) is located in between the electricity meter and the electric circuits which provide power to your home or work place. It is the key safety feature which, if installed correctly, can offer protection against electric shock under fault conditions.

Many properties still rely on old style fuse boards as the first line of defence in the event of an electrical fault. However, older style fuse boards lack the safety features and convenience of modern

RCD protected consumer units and offer little protection from electric shock.

Modern RCD Consumer Unit
Modern RCD Consumer Unit

What is an RCD?

Described by the Electrical Safety Council as ‘a must have safety device,’ an RCD disconnects the electricity in a fraction of a second in the event of an electrical fault and provides a far greater level of protection than ordinary fuses and circuit breakers.

Upgrading to a modern RCD protected consumer unit gives you peace of mind that you are working and living in a safe environment and could one day minimise the risk of electric shock to you, your family and work colleagues.

Our fully qualified installation teams can install modern RCD protected consumer units in accordance with the latest 17th edition wiring regulations and as registered NICEIC electricians, we test the installation after renewing the consumer unit, provide you with an NICEIC electrical installation certificate and register the installation with the NICIEC Part P domestic installer scheme, which is a requirement by law. 

We provide FREE estimates to upgrade consumer units, providing you with impartial advice and peace of mind.