Best Practice Guides

Electrical Safety First produces, in association with other industry bodies, a range of Best Practice Guides which provide definitive information and guidance on a range of technical subjects. 

With topics ranging from replacing a consumer unit in domestic premises to guidance on safe isolation procedures and accuracy of test instruments there’s sure to be something that you will find useful. Download them free by clicking on the links on this page.

The guides cover:

Electrical Safety First Best Practice Guide No. 1 (Issue 3)
Replacing a consumer unit in domestic premises.

Electrical Safety First Best Practice Guide No. 2 (Issue 3)
Guidance on the management of electrical safety and safe isolation procedures for low voltage installations.

Electrical Safety First Best Practice Guide No. 3 (Issue 3)
Connecting a microgeneration system to a domestic or similar electrical installation (in parallel with the mains supply).

Electrical Safety First Best Practice Guide No. 4 (Issue 4)
Electrical installation condition reporting: Classification Codes for domestic and similar electrical installations.

Electrical Safety First Best Practice Guide No. 5 (Issue 2)
Electrical installations and their impact on the fire performance of domestic premises used as single family houses.

Electrical Safety First Best Practice Guide No. 6
Portable and stationary appliance testing in private rented accommodation.

Electrical Safety First Best Practice Guide No. 7 (Issue 2)
Test instruments for electrical installations: Accuracy and consistency.

Electrical Safety First Best Practice Guide No. 8 (Issue 2)
Selection and use of plug-in socket-outlet test devices.

Electrical Safety First Best Practice Guide No. 9
Safe installation of retrofit LED lamps

Electrical Safety First has also produced guidance on the minimum provision of socket outlets, which can be downloaded on the right.