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Electrical Safety

40% of accidental house fires are caused by electrical appliances and supply.


Keep all electrical appliances clean, follow the operating instructions and keep them in good working order.


Only use white goods machines such as washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers when you are at home and not asleep.


Don’t overload extension leads or adapters.


Regularly check for frayed or worn cables and wires.

Try the socket calculator below which will help you understand if you are overloading your plug sockets.


The Socket Calculator has been brought to you by Electrical Safety First.

For more safety information visit http://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

For detailed information about electrical safety in the home you can download our safety leaflet and for more information on keeping washing machines and dryers safe you can download that specific leaflet here.