Electrical Fire Safety Week

Each year, Electrical Safety First works with the Home Office to promote electrical fire safety in the home. In 2023, Electrical Fire Safety Week begins on the 4th of December.

Over half of all accidental house fires are caused by electricity. And nine out of ten electrical fires are caused by electrical products.

During Electrical Fire Safety Week we work closely with the Government's Fire Kills campaign and Fire & Rescue Services across the UK to raise awareness of electrical fire risks and the simple steps that people can take to avoid a devastating fire in their homes.

Our campaigns offer general safety messages as well as focusing on areas in the home and specific types of product that offer a particular risk.

You can follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag #EFSW

Find out about our previous campaigns for Electrical Fire Safety Week:

2023 - Keeping your home safe during the festive period.

2022 - Electric heater safety, voiced by firefighters from across the country.

2020 - Covid-19 concerns push shoppers away from the High Street and onto online Marketplaces

2019 - Fire risk products for sale via online marketplaces

2018 - Keeping older people safe from electrical fires

2017 - Fire Hotspots

2016 - Spot the Fake (Counterfeit and sub-standard products)

2015 - 'Pets Home Alone' - mobile phone chargers

2014 - Portable heaters

2013 - Kitchen grime fires

2012 - Electrical blunder fires