Electrical Safety First Core Data Set – Scotland
Deaths, Injuries and Fires 2018/19
Source: FOI of SFRS
3429 accidental dwelling fires of electrical origin - 74.1% of all accidental dwelling fires.
These fires caused 563 casualties - 64% of all casualties from accidental dwelling fires.
They caused 9 fatalities – 24% of all deaths from accidental dwelling fires.
Of the accidental electrical dwelling fires:
399 or 12% were from faults in equipment or appliances and 308 or 9% were from faulty fuel supplies - giving 707 or 21% of all accidental electrical fires.
3. Major products involved in electrical fires in 2016:
- Cooking appliances were the highest cause of fires in Scotland in 2016 at 2,819
- A DTI report estimates that 20% of electrical fires could be prevented by the presence of an RCD
 DTI Report: "Consumer Safety Research - Residual Current Devices - added value for home safety” http://www.dti.gov.uk/homesafetynetwork/pdf/rcd.pdf