Who is responsible for public safety if extension leads trail across public foot paths?

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You should never trail extension leads across public paths

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

You should never trail extension leads across public paths. This can be a problem if people are charging electric vehicles (EVs) and have parked the vehicle on the road (i.e. if they don't have a driveway). 

Should anybody trip over one of these leads, the responsibility would lie with the homeowner who has put them there. The same would apply if you were trailing cables to carry out maintenance on a vehicle.

We recommend that you use public charging points or take advantage of one of the grants in place to have a dedicated EV charger fitted at your property.  Find out more about charging EVs safely.

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