How ToHow to change a plug socket
Can I change a plug socket myself?
However, you are still allowed to carry out some work yourself without notifying Building Control. Minor repairs and maintenance are permitted, as well as ‘like for like’ replacements, such as changing existing sockets, switches and ceiling pendants or even replacing damaged cables.
Do you need an electrician to change a socket?
Whilst you don’t need to be certified in order to change the accessories or fittings, you will need to call a qualified electrician if you want to install or replace sockets and lighting.
Is it easy to replace an electrical outlet?
Changing an outlet is not difficult, but it’s imperative that you follow certain steps to remain safe. Unscrew the electrical outlet and pull it forward from the electrical box to expose the wiring: Do not cut the wires. Pull it forward with the wires still attached.
Can I change an electrical outlet without turning off power?
No, it would be extremely dangerous, even for an experienced electrician (who probably wouldn’t do it anyway) as to bend the stiff wires into the right positions and do up the screws tight enough, requires some force, and you would either end up touching the live (with the possibility of death), or you would short