Gas and electrical safety

Gas and electrical safety

Unsafe electrical wiring, appliances and equipment can put you at risk from electric shock or fire. Unsafe gas work could put you at risk from gas leaks, fire, explosion and carbon monoxide poisoning. Follow these steps to protect yourself from the dangers and keep...
Is your home safe?

Is your home safe?

Electricity can kill. Government statistics show that most fires in UK homes are caused by electrical products and installations. Electricity is now the major cause of accidental fires in UK homes. In 2007 this resulted in 49 deaths and 3,477 injuries. There were also...
Living together safely – tenants and landlords

Living together safely – tenants and landlords

Landlords and tenants both have responsibilities when it comes to electrical safety in rented accommodation. This leaflet gives a helpful guide to those responsibilities, as well as a checklist of things to do and things to look out for when living in or sharing...
Electrical safety tips

Electrical safety tips

This leaflet gives you some top electrical safety tips – things you can look out for around the home that will help you to stay safe and reduce your electricity bill. Read it, remember it, print it out and keep it somewhere it can be found again! Read more...
Preventing fire

Preventing fire

Electricity is a major cause of accidental fires in UK homes – over 20,000 each year. Nine out of ten electrical fires are caused by electrical products. A relatively small percentage are caused by faults in installations, or by people not using installations...