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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 www.registermyappliance.org.uk for more details on how to register your home appliances.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Visit www.whitegoodsafety.com for advice on using your appliances safely.

For more information on fire safety within your home contact us on firesafe@ncha.org.uk

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