Everything You Need To Know About Electrical Installations

An electrical installation comprises all the fixed electrical equipment that is supplied through the electricity meter. This includes cables that are hidden in the walls, ceilings and fuse boxes. Electrical systems today are worlds apart from where they used to be, especially in media, communications and IT. Here at Harcon, we know a lot about this kind of thing. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about electrical installations. 

Choosing an Electrician

To help you make the right decision in choosing an electrician to do your installations, here’s three things they should possess. 

  • Good reputation – should be well thought of and have a good track record
  • License – the electrician must have the accreditation from the concerned authority because of the seriousness of electrical installation
  • Qualifications – should possess the training necessary to approach each job


There is a criteria that must be met before work begins. There are fundamental quality checks and safeguarding measures. To begin with, your electrical installation must be carried out by a licensed, certified electrician (like us!). The work that is done must comply with safety standards and the law. After you’ve checked these off the list, your electrical installation can begin.


It’s important to keep an eye out for hazards. If you come across an old, dodgy looking installation, chances are a licenced electrician hasn’t installed it. You want to be suspicious rather than sorry. 

Keep your eyes peeled for:

Scorch marks: Even if there wasn’t a fire, this is a sign of an unsafe installation. 

Overheating appliances: There could be a power issue or a very unsafe installation. 

Water around electrics: Water can do extreme damage to appliances. Electrics will need immediate assistance if water damage happens. 

Smells of burning plastic: This means wiring issues.

What makes a good electrical fit out?

  1. Making sure there are enough sockets available to minimise the use of multi socket adapters. 
  2. Covers are in place to make sure fingers don’t come in contact with live circuits. 
  3. A Residual Current Device (RCD) protection is installed to provide protection against electric shock.

If you need an electrical installation done, it is vital that you keep this information in mind. Choosing the right electrician to carry out the job is of the utmost importance from a safety standpoint. We have provided advice from start to finish of your electrical journey, it’s everything you need to know about electrical installations.

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