TORONTO, Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Colin Robertson, Vice President, Operations and Risk Control for Ecclesiastical Insurance points out that “Electrical fires are extremely dangerous because they often start undetected in concealed spaces and by the time you see smoke, the space behind your walls can be fully engulfed.”
For example, an overheating wall mounted electric exhaust fan resulted in significant fire damage to a church in Oakville, Ontario — a timely reminder to all that the electric charge flowing into a property through electric circuits carries enough power to cause devastating and often irreversible property damage, electric shock, burn, serious personal injury and even death.
Common electrical hazards found in buildings include:
Regular maintenance of electrical systems will keep them in good operating condition, and if issues are found, they can be repaired before problems arise. Ecclesiastical recommends adopting these best practices for ensuring electrical safety:
To request a copy of Ecclesiastical Insurance’s Electrical Safety Bulletin and Checklist email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ecclesiastical Insurance
Founded in the UK in 1887 and with offices in Canada since 1972, Ecclesiastical Insurance is a specialist insurance provider. Working closely with the national independent broker network, Ecclesiastical provides customized insurance solutions and services to faith organizations, retirement communities, education facilities, arts and culture institutions, funeral service providers, and registered charities and non-profit groups.
Vice President, Operations and Risk Control, Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc
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