The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) is an independent charity committed to reducing deaths and injuries through electrical accidents at home and at work.

They are supported by all sectors of the electrical industry as well as local and central government and work to promote safety and good practice.
They have lots of information and leaflets avalable for members of the public, including leaflets specially for children

What the law says about electrical safety in the home. Links to the Electrical Safety Council.

Don’t overload electrical adaptors by plugging too many appliances in to one socket especially appliances with a high electrical current such as kettles, irons and heaters. It is much better to have extra sockets installed by a registered electrician.

Don’t put electric heaters near curtains or furniture, or dry clothes on them.

Don’t cover the air vents on storage heaters or fan heaters.

Don’t trail flexible cables under carpets or rugs.

Don’t use a bulb with a higher wattage than the one printed on the light fitting or lamp shade you are using.  

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