Electrical Safety First

New guide launched to provide clarity around electrical installation checks

New guidance has launched to help provide consistency and transparency on how to conduct thorough electrical safety checks on private rentals, and how to report properly on any defects found.  Best Practice Guide 10: Electrical safety standards in the private rented sector, published by charity Electrical Safety First, is useful for electricians, landlords, letting agents and […]

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Electrical safety at forefront of UK’s net zero progress

As innovation and new technology takes us ever closer to an all-electric future, it has never been more important to scrutinize the safety and lifespan of electrical products.   Sustainability is key to achieving the UK’s ambitious net zero emissions targets, and there is much debate around how innovative electrical products should be developed and tested.  Now in its 15th year, Electrical Safety First’s annual Electrical Product Safety Conference is on Thursday 16 […]

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Government urged to treat e-bike batteries like fireworks

Batteries for e-bikes and e-scooters should be regulated like fireworks and heavy machinery to better ensure their safety, in a move that would mimic New York City, a new report says.  The recommendation, in a new report, titled Battery Breakdown, by charity Electrical Safety First, would see batteries for e-bikes and e-scooters need third-party approval before […]

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‘Safer and Smarter Home’ consumer guide launched

Companies in the smart home technology sector have created the second in a series of guides helping consumers in the UK when buying and using smart technology in their home.  The new guide builds on the first guide “Your Guide to a Safer, Smarter Home” to highlight to consumers examples of the benefits of Smart Home […]

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Electrical Safety checks for social housing moves one step closer to becoming law

New Government draft regulations could see mandatory electrical safety checks required in England’s social housing. These protections could benefit over 4 million households living in the social rented sector and create parity with the private rented sector. The Social Housing Draft (Regulation) Bill, would pave the way to finally remove the inequality in the law […]

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