Time for Action
The inspection of electrical installations should be a priority in the EU, considering that 30 percent of all domestic fires and 50 percent of all domestic accidental fires have an electrical source. Considering that vulnerable communities, including citizens suffering from energy poverty, are more sensitive to electrical safety concerns, it is crucial to improve electrical safety in domestic buildings. Only a few Member States have an electrical inspection regime and safety checks in place. While recommended by the Commission recommendations on building renovation and by the European Parliament’s Implementation Report on the Implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, only a few Member States have included this aspect into their Long-Term Renovation Strategies.