NICEIC launches ‘MOT Your Home’ consumer safety campaign

Following on from the success of last year’s Don’t take the P campaign, home-improvement expert Linda Barker and NICEIC’s Tony Cable will once again be joining forces over the airwaves – this time to encourage homeowners to MOT Your Home.

New research has revealed that homeowners are risking their lives by not getting their electrics fully checked, leaving potentially deadly faults lurking in thousands of homes.

NICEIC survey revealed that nearly nine out of ten (89%) homeowners don’t really think about getting their electrics fully tested, with eighty eight percent (88%) confessing that getting their gas boiler checked is more important to them. Worse still, over a third (32%) admitted they have never had the electrics in their home fully tested.

That’s why NICEIC has launched the campaign to warn about the dangers of electrical DIY and to encourage consumers whose property is over 10 years old to employ a registered electrician to carry out a Periodic Inspection Report, which acts like an MOT for the property.