Electrical Safety First (ESF) is the UK’s leading charity committed to reducing fires, injuries and damage arising from electricity – which is the cause of almost half of all domestic fires in the UK. Government figures show electrical fires were responsible for 1,380 deaths and injuries, between 2015-2016 – an average of 27 each week, or 4 a day.
As a consumer-focused charity, we run major media campaigns to raise public awareness of issues ranging from ‘rogue’ traders to the dangers of counterfeits, including the online sales of fake electrical goods. But we are also aware that electrical safety in the modern world requires a collaborative approach. So we work in partnership with a range of stakeholders – including Trading Standards, the Office for Product Safety and Standards, manufacturers and retailers - to effect change in consumer behaviour, disseminate industry best practice and improve product safety.
If you would like more information about Electrical Safety First, please visit: www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk