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23 November 2017

Electrical Fire Safety Week

Nottingham Community Housing Association is supporting Electrical Fire Safety Week, taking place from 21st – 27th November, which is designed to raise awareness on staying fire safe at home.

While there has been a general drop in domestic fires, going from 33,280 in 2012-13 to 31,267 in 2015-16, the percentage with an electrical origin has consistently stayed around half. Additionally, across England there were a total of 18,375 electrical fires in 2015-16, causing 2,448 fatalities and injuries. That’s an average of 47 each week and seven a day.*

Therefore, we’ve put together a few key tips to consider when using white goods safely within your home:

  • Always buy from a reputable dealer/manufacturer. 
  • Always register your appliance with the manufacturer so you can be notified if there’s a problem. Visit for more details on how to register your home appliances.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Visit for advice on using your appliances safely.

For more information on fire safety within your home contact us on

Additionally, if you have any immediate concerns regarding fire safety or problems with electrical appliances, contact our Property Services team for further advice on 0115 844 2931 / 0800 317 861.

*Government statistics on fire safety