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Call for Proposals – Electrical Safety in Mixed-Tenure Blocks in Scotland

With recent high-profile fires and electrical product recalls, there has been growing concern regarding the electrical safety of those living in mixed tenure apartment blocks in Scotland. Electricity is the primary cause of accidental fires in Scottish homes, with tenements – or ‘blocks’ of flats – at particular risk, according to official fire data.

Electrical Safety First is calling for proposals for research that allows us to gain further insight into this pressing issue. The findings will support effective policy development and suggest or identify measures which mitigate electrical risk for those living in mixed tenure apartment blocks in Scotland.

Outcomes of the research will be shared with national and local government, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, as well as tenants and landlords.  Please note that this initial project has been part-funded by the Scottish Government.

Full details of the research project can be found in the document below.

Deadline date for submissions: 26 June 2020.

Please send your submissions to Wayne Mackay, Deputy Public Affairs Manager, Electrical Safety First, at: To discuss any aspect of your application or the research brief, please email Wayne or call on 07973709358.