RCD fuseboard installation

Why You Need An RCD Fitted In Your Home

Your electrical installation should be checked every 10 years by a qualified electrician, but an RCD is a key safety device that every household should install within your fuseboard.
We all use electricity in our homes every day without thinking about how safe it is. But the campaigning charity Electrical Safety First estimates that around 70 people are killed, with 350,000 seriously injured annually due to an electrical accident in the home.

An RCD is a safety device that helps protect against electric shock or fire by interrupting the flow of electricity when it detects a fault. RCDs are very sensitive and should be installed on your fuseboard to provide the greatest protection. You can also find RCD switches on sockets, as well as on portable devices that can be plugged into standard sockets.

Fitting RCDs into fuseboards across all circuits has been part of the UK safety standard since 2008. Current regulations say all socket outlets should be covered by a 30amp RCD. If you’ve got any installations outside or in the bathroom, an RCD is essential. If you don’t have one on the circuit when you’re using a lawnmower or other electrical products outside, ensure there’s an RCD on the flex cable to protect you if the cable is accidentally cut.

If your home wiring was installed before 2008, or has not been checked recently, it’s worth getting SMD Electrical and our team of qualified electricians in to ensure you have the necessary RCDs on your fuseboard.

RCD’s are so essential, especially when anyone is conducting any electrical work in your home. For any information on our RCD installations contact SMD Electrical on 01782 216911.

When fitted, an RCD (residual current device) will monitor your wiring throughout your home and will instantly break an electric circuit if they detect an unbalanced/leaking current, therefore protecting you from any risks of electrocution or fires. Essentially they will switch the electricity off automatically if they detect a fault.
The amount of current that can leak through is more than enough to cause significant harm to anybody who comes into contact with it, including cardiac arrest. RCD’s can detect these leakages and disconnect the current in as little as 40 milliseconds to reduce the severity of any injuries.
The catch? There are none! There is literally no excuse not to have this lifesaving device installed in your home. RCD’s are so essential, especially when anyone is conducting any electrical work in your home.
There are three main types of RCD’s; fixed RCD’s, Socket-Outlet RCD’s and Portable RCD’s. Each have their own unique uses and benefits, for more information take a look at our RCD guide.
If you know you need to get an RCD fitted in your home or if you want further reassurance over your electrical safety, use our Find An Electrician tool to find a registered electrician in your area.

WE ARE RECRUITING SECURITY ENGINEERS

 

 

SMD Electrical are recruiting for security engineers. Are you a security engineer looking to work with a local, honest and respectable company? If so pop in for a coffee or call Luke on 01782 216911.

As a Security Engineer you will  be responsible for the installation and service of CCTV, Intruder Alarms, Fire Alarm Systems and Access Control.

You will be provided with:
– Company Vehicle
– Company Uniform
– Full initial and on-going Product Training

You should be:
– Self-motivated
– Be of smart appearance
– Previous experience working within a similar role
– Must have background working with Intruder Alarms, CCTV and Access Control systems
– Full valid UK Driving Licence
– Flexible regarding working hours

Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.

This is a full time position based from home with the expectancy to travel to our office as and when required.

If you are interested and feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please email a copy of your CV to: luke@smdelectrical.co.uk

 

SMD Secure Fire Alarm Project At Local School

SMD Electrical have been awarded the contract to supply, install & commission an addressable Protec fire alarm system at a local primary school. A huge thanks to Protec Fire for the supply of the materials and their assistance with the project. All prestart meetings are complete and our engineers are on site and the project is going well.

 

Does your property have fire protection? GET PROTECTED!!!! Contact 01782 216911 for information or for a quotation.

SMD ELECTRICAL SECURE CCTV INSTALLATION AND ARE ON SITE AT WELL KNOWN BAKERY

We are delighted to announce that we have secured the contract and are on site to carry out a IP CCTV installation at a very well known bakery. The system will consist of 40 plus IP cameras from PTZ’s, to turret’s & bullets. We have worked with the bakeries security team and our suppliers to design an IP based system to suit their needs. More information will be published as the job progresses…

For any information on IP CCTV systems contact 01782 216911.

SMD ELECTRICAL SECURE ACCESS CONTROL CONTRACT AT LOCAL THEATRE

SMD’S security division has been awarded the contract to install a full Paxton access control system with Control soft integration at a local theatre in Stoke on Trent. Staff at the theatre are really excited and looking forward to the option of using their mobile phones along with HID readers to open doors. Yes this is the future, users can now use their mobile phones as well as or instead of fobs to access secure areas locked down by access control. For more information on mobile integration please contact our security department on 01782 216911.

We are recruiting for Security Engineers

We are currently looking for an experienced Installation/Service Engineer to work from our Stoke office.

As a Security Engineer you will work as part of a team and be responsible for the installation and service of CCTV, Intruder Alarms and Access Control Systems to SSAIB standards.

You will be provided with:
– Company Vehicle
– Company Uniform
– Full initial and on-going Training

You should be:
– Self-motivated
– Be of smart appearance
– Previous experience working within a similar role
– Must have background working with Intruder Alarms, CCTV and Access Control systems
– Full valid UK Driving Licence
– Flexible regarding working hours

Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written.

This is a full time position with the expectancy to travel as and when required.

If you are interested and feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please email a copy of your CV to: luke@smdelectrical.co.uk

SMD Secure Crewe Homeless Hostel Electrical & Security Package

SMD Electrical are proud to announce that working alongside Carson Powell Construction on behalf of Engie & Cheshire East Council we have secured the Electrical & Security package for a homeless hostel in Crewe. This is the second hostel that we have secured within the past few months. Thank you to Carson Powell & Engie for continued support.

SMD ELECTRICAL HAVE RE-LOCATED TO FESTIVAL PARK

SMD Electrical Contractors have now re-located to Festival Park. Why not pop in for a cup of tea and a chat?

You can view the latest in LED office lighting and even the latest Security products on the market, CCTV, Door Access & Intruder Alarms.

4 Ridgehouse Drive, Festival Park, Stoke on Trent ST1 5SJ 

01782 216911.

Security work for Staffs Fitness

SMD electrical have just secured the electrical and security work for the new Staffs Fitness offices & warehouse. Exciting times ahead for all at Staffs Fitness.

SMD Electrical are Expanding

SMD electrical are expanding and in doing so we are relocating to Festival Park. Within our new offices we are building a dedicated product room, so that our clients can come and view and test the systems we propose to install.