Don't put yourself or your family at risk. Get a
new modern consumer unit (fuse box) with RCD
Having a modern consumer unit fitted with RCDs gives the best protection because they usually cover all wiring, sockets and appliances. If you have an old fusebox you should seriously consider replacing it.
Under UK Wiring Rules all sockets in new electrical installations and any new sockets added to an existing installation must have RCD protection. Its estimated more than 13 million homes in the UK don't have RCD protection - make sure yours isn't one of them.
Check out the Electricity Safety Councils website at www.esc.org.uk for more details on the risks of old fuse boxes and the importance of modern consumer units with RCD Protection