Mind the gap

Commenting on the Building Safety Bill, which received Royal Assent on 29 April, Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive of leading consumer protection charity, Electrical Safety First, said: ‘We are delighted the Bill takes us a step closer to addressing the “safety…

Electrical safety body supports campaign by AEI Cables on Category 3 Control fire performance cables

The campaign by AEI Cables to highlight the revised version of the Code of Practice for Category 3 Control fire performance cables, which says only approved cabling should be used in signal and control equipment, has won support from a…

Comment from Electrical Safety First on Building Safety Bill

Commenting on the Building Safety Bill (Report Stage) and amendments tabled by Andy Slaughter MP to introduce five-yearly electrical safety checks for social tenants and leaseholders in High Rise Residential Buildings (HRRB), Lesley Rudd, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First…

Private tenants lose out in safety stakes

Recharge – a new report on Northern Ireland’s homes, by leading safety charity Electrical Safety First – found private tenants had less protection from electrical risk than in other parts of the UK. It also suggests how annual savings of…

Creating Safer Communities – ESF Fire Safety Fund Opens

Electrical Safety First, a leading UK consumer safety charity, has just opened its Fire Safety Fund – to help reduce electrical fires and accidents in UK homes. Currently, electricity is responsible for over half of all domestic fires in the…

RECALL-READY with ALEXA & ESF

Leading consumer protection charity, Electrical Safety First, has launched a new Alexa app, to help slash the number of electrical fires in UK homes.  Using voice technology to easily access information on product recalls, consumers can effortlessly discover if they…

Sparking Safety – Government announces electrical checks for PRS

Responding to the announcement of the imminent introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks in the Private Rented Sector (PRS), Martyn Allen, Technical Director at Electrical Safety First, commented: “Today’s commitment by the Government to bring mandatory electrical safety checks into…

Product Safety – No Longer A Cinderella

With product safety rising up the news agenda – and particularly in the light of recent tragedies – Electrical Safety First’s 7th annual product safety conference, Improving Product Safety in an Ever-Changing World, has cemented its role as an essential event in the…

Electric Shock for New MPs

The 96 new MPs who have just entered Parliament may have experienced a shock at the briefing they have just received from leading safety charity, Electrical Safety First. The Charity, which is dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and fires, caused…

Industry seminar on risk mitigation of lithium batteries and drones

Regular media reports of exploding mobiles or e-cigarettes – even the near-miss of a drone with a passenger plane – are becoming commonplace. So it’s no surprise that Electrical Safety First’s recent industry seminar, on risk mitigation of lithium batteries…

Electrical Safety First’s unique safety tool awarded design copyright

A simple but effective tool, originally designed by Electrical Safety First to help trading standards identify potentially dangerous or counterfeit electrical items, has just been granted a design copyright. As part of the Charity’s work in supporting enforcement agencies, Electrical…

Look what happens when this cat and dog were left home alone

We had no idea what to expect when the cameras were left rolling… For more information, go to www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk

Over 60s at Risk From Home Electrics

The vast majority of older people in Scotland want to stay in their own homes but a new report highlights how unsafe electrics can make that a risky business. With 78% of their homes in disrepair (and 58% requiring a…

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