Lesley Rudd

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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Facebook Marketplace slammed for inaction over dangerous products

Dangerous and substandard listings of electrical goods remained for sale via Meta’s Facebook Marketplace for more than seven weeks after the company was alerted to their existence. Ten dangerous and substandard products were flagged to Meta by the consumer charity, Electrical Safety First on 28 February, as part of a wide scale investigation that identified […]

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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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