Social Housing Wiring Accessories
Wiring accessories are your resident’s everyday link to power and data, so safety, aesthetics, quality and durability at a cost effective price are important in Social Housing.
Safety FirstAt its most basic level, the wiring accessory provides a barrier between the resident and electricity, but access to power when it is needed. It needs to have a tough, durable cover to avoid breakage, but also provide protection against inadvertent electric shock.
Hager’s Wiring Accessories Guide (PDF) details what you need to consider. So for example socket outlets must have a shutter mechanism to prevent access unless the earth pin is inserted first. Hager has gone one step further with its safety shutter in that all three pins from a plug need to be present to make electrical contact.