Risk perspectives - Home and appliance risks should not be ignored

Landlords are bound by law to maintain gas appliances and it is vital that they are checked annually, with proper records kept. They must also ensure the safety of fixed wiring, as faults account for many fires and electric shock accidents. Only competent people should undertake electrical installations with good quality accessories and testing should happen at least every five years.

Fire certificates are needed for any premises used as a workplace where over 20 people are employed (or ten

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