Digital Tools to Keep You Safe

We have developed a range of apps and tools that will help you to stay safe from electrical accidents. They are all free to download and use.

Alexa Skills and Google Home - Product Recall Checker

Our voice app makes it easy for you to discover if you own a recalled electrical item. Simply ask your device to “Open Electrical Safety First” and ask if a product has been recalled. You can give the brand name, or just ask if your fridge, for example, has been subject to a recall notice.

Find out more here.

You can also use the app to find out information about international travel adaptors.

Check It Out

To help you shop safely online, our ‘Check It Out’ tool, free to download on Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge and Safari, will alert shoppers looking to purchase electrical products on Amazon and eBay when they are buying from a third party seller rather than directly from a manufacturer or well-known name.

Find out more.

Socket Calculator

If you're using extension leads to plug more appliances into a socket, our online calculator helps you work out whether you are placing too much of a load on the extension - just because it may have room to plug four devices in, this does not mean it's safe to do so.

Use the calculator, or add it to your own website, here.

Visual Checks Smartphone App

Our Checklist app, available for Android and iOs, helps you undertake a quick visual check of your property, with a function for landlords who own multiple properties to save details for each of them. You can find out more information on visual checks and download the app here.

Coming Soon

In Spring 2021 we will be launching a new smartphone app, initially for iOs but with Android coming later in the year.  This will make it easy for you to:

  • Register electrical products
  • Find out about product recalls, including getting alerts if an update has been issued to a recall/safety notice that you have saved
  • Find a registered electrician
  • Ask general electrical safety questions.

If you would like to be the first to know when the app is available, email communications@electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk and ask to be added to our mailing list. Your details will never be used for marketing purposes.