Influencing Standards and Regulations

We work to improve best practice and consumer safety

We were instrumental in the change to wiring regulations which now means that fuseboxes have to be of metal construction following a number of fires in fuseboxes caused by faulty connections.

We championed a new regulation requiring cables in escape routes to be supported to stop them from collapsing in the event of a fire. This is vital in helping people escape from buildings and preventing firefighters from becoming entangled in falling cables.

We have worked tirelessly with Trading Standards to remove from sale thousands of unsafe electrical products including laptop power supplies, travel adaptors, and health and beauty products.