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Electrical safety

It is really important to use electricity safely. 

We rely so heavily on electricity but did you know it is one of the biggest causes of accidental fires in the UK, causing more than 20,000 fires a year. 

What we do to ensure your safety

To reduce the risk of electricity causing you harm we take the following steps:

•    We only employ registered electricians to carry out electrical work 
•    We have a fire compliance manager to manage the risk of fire and make sure that we are fully compliant and keeping you safe
•    We regularly carry out fire risk assessments in your homes and review them often

What you can do to ensure your safety

There are lots of ways you can reduce the risk of an electrical fire in your home: 

•    Check plugs, sockets and extension cables regularly. If they are showing signs of damage or they feel hot, don't use them 
•    Remove plugs from sockets carefully, yanking them out can damage them
•    Never plug adaptors into another adaptors, or overload adaptors or buy cheap ones
•    Take care when performing DIY in your home follow Electrical Safety First’s guide on performing DIY in your home 
•    Don't dry washing on an electric heater
•    Turn appliances off after you have finished with them and never leave handheld electrical appliances unattended
•    Make sure you have a working smoke alarm on each floor of your home
•    Never leave tumble dryers, dishwashers or washing machines on whilst you are sleeping or not at home
•    Don’t attempt to repair an electrical appliance whilst it is still plugged in
•    Clean your oven and grill often 
•    Avoid storing things on top of appliances as this can block the ventilation
•    Defrost your fridge and freezer at least once a year
•    Never take portable appliances that are powered by the mains into your bathroom
•    When using outdoor electrical equipment, use a Residual Current Device, if you don’t have one in your fuse box you can use a plug in one.
•    Don't use outdoor electrical equipment in wet conditions
•    Turn electrical equipment off instead of leaving it on standby, it reduces the risk of a fire and saves money

Contact us

If you have any queries or concerns about electrical safety in your home, please call us or fill out the form below.

Help us keep you safe

Report a health and safety concern
i.e. blocked fire escape, faulty fire door, uneven floor, faulty electrical cabling, broken communal light, suspected asbestos.
i.e. stairwell in communal area of Irwell Court.
You don't have to provide this, but if you do we will be able to respond back to you
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