Best practice guides

On this page, you’ll find a wide range of best practice guides that can be downloaded to help with all aspects of electrical installation.  

Created by Electrical Safety First, they offer practical advice on a variety of topics including classification codes, safe isolation, testing of socket-outlets, LED lamps and a guide to electrical safety for landlords.
No. 1 – Issue 5
(Replacing a consumer
unit in
domestic and
similar premises)


No. 2 – Issue 4 (Guidance on the management of electrical safety & safe isolation procedures for low voltage installations)


No. 3 – Issue 3 (Connecting a microgeneration system to a domestic or similar electrical installation (in parallel with the mains supply)          


No. 4 – Issue 7.1 (Electrical installation condition reporting: Classification Codes for domestic & similar electrical installations)  

No. 5 – Issue 3
(Electrical installations and their impact on
the fire performance of domestic premises)


No. 7 – Issue 2
(Test instruments for electrical
Accuracy and consistency)

No. 8 – Issue 2 (Selection and use of plug-in socket-outlet test devices)

guide to
electrical safety

No. 9 – (Safe
of retrofit LED lamps)

No. 10 - (Electrical safety
standards in the
private rented sector)