Electrical Safety First Core Data Set - Wales
Note: this is a working document and subject to review. When more up to date information becomes available, this data set will be updated to reflect this.
Deaths, Injuries and Fires 2018/19
Source: Correspondence with StatsWales
895 accidental dwelling fires of electrical origin – 62% of all accidental dwelling fires
Of those, 344 or 38% were attributed to misuse.
663 or 68% took place in the kitchen
314 or 35% were attributed to faulty appliances or supplies
Source of Ignition for electrical fires in Wales from 2014-2019
|Source of Fire||Overall Fires||Fuel
|Electrical - wiring, cabling, plugs||772||533||147||14||6||700|
|Fridge / Freezer||67||9||55||0||1||65|
|Washer / Dryer||17||2||11||1||0||14|
 DTI Report: "Consumer Safety Research - Residual Current Devices - added value for home safety” http://www.dti.gov.uk/homesafetynetwork/pdf/rcd.pdf