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Electrical Fire Risks in Old Homes

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by Insurance Institute of BC
May 04, 2016
Insurance Institute of BC, #1110 – 800 W. Pender Street Vancouver, BC, V6V 2V6 | 8:45 am – 12pm PST

Electrical fires in older homes continue to be a concern within our industry. This interactive seminar will explore predominant electrical fire hazards in older homes and provide solutions to mitigate these risks. Through case studies, you will examine where electrical fire hazards are commonly present in older houses and provide new cost-effective solutions to reduce electrical fire risks.

– Predominant fire hazards in older homes
– Best indicators of high risk homes
– How to determine amp service and wiring type: knob-and-tube and aluminum
– Examination of conditions where a mix of different wiring is present in one building
– Trends in residential electrical around BC
– Residential electrical changes and their expected impact in the next 10 years

Number of Continuing Education Credits: 3 Technical

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