Every year in UK homes, about 70 people die and 350,000 are seriously injured from electrical accidents.
Electrical fires account for almost half of accidental house fires - over 21,000 a year, and 2.5 million British adults say they have experienced an electric shock at home.Approximately nine out of ten (89%) electrical fires are caused by electrical products, mainly through their misuse.
Our guides and advice will help you to keep yourself, your loved ones and your home safe from electrical accidents and fires. You will find safety tips for the different rooms in your home, for using electrical products and for the big events in your life - including renting a property, travelling abroad and bringing home your first child.
We have a range of leaflets that you can download, as well as a 'calculator' that helps you to check you are not overloading sockets. Our free smartphone app guides you through simple visual checks of the electrics in your home.