The Electrical Safety Commission (ESC) is calling on landlords to ensure that there is adequate RCD protection in all of their buy-to-let properties.
Currently the ESC estimate fewer than half of UK households (49%) have adequate RCD protection and this number drops to just 30% for private tenants.
A Residual Current Device (RCD) is a life-saving device that protects against dangerous electric shock and reduces the risk of electrical fires. The ESC urge that a Plug-in RCDs should be used if there is no RCD in the fuse box.
Electrical Safety for landlords