Electrical Safety First

Applications open for Electrical Safety Innovation Award

Electrical Safety First has just opened applications for its Safety Innovation Award, with the closing date for entries being the 28 August. The award, now in its fourth year, was established to recognise those who put safety at the heart of product development, while encouraging sustainability and innovation. The Charity is inviting applications from businesses […]

Read More

New policy paper launched: Improving Electrical Safety for Tenants in the Social Rented Sector in England

In 2019-20, six times more fires in England’s homes were caused by electricity than by gas, but legislation offers renters different levels of protection from electrical risk in different tenures.  A new policy paper, Improving Electrical Safety for Tenants in the Social Rented Sector in England, by Electrical Safety First, considers how ambiguous legislation can leave England’s […]

Read More

England’s private landlords warned of the deadline for electrical checks in their properties

Electrical Safety First is reminding England’s private landlords of their new obligations around electrical safety in their properties. The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, require private landlords to have the electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested – by a qualified electrician – every five years. Landlords that fail […]

Read More

Electrical Safety First puts forward “game-changing” Bill to address dangerous electrical goods available from online marketplaces

Consumer protection charity Electrical Safety First has put forward its own, ‘game changing’ Bill, after claiming the Government’s Online Harms Bill has failed to address the problem of dangerous electrical goods available from online marketplaces. Electrical Safety First’s new Bill would make online marketplaces – such as Amazon and eBay – legally responsible for hosting […]

Read More

Electrical Safety First welcomes BEIS report into product safety and electrical goods

Commenting on the recent BEIS report into product safety and electrical goods, Martyn Allen, Technical Director of Electrical Safety First, said. “We welcome the BEIS Committee report and support their call for Government and industry action to address the on-going risk from faulty electrical goods. “We have repeatedly lobbied for improvements to the UK product […]

Read More

Form not found, form id :279