Electrical installation safety standards in the UK are relatively high compared to some other countries in the world, so it would be a mistake to assume you are as protected abroad as you are at home. Apart from some of the obvious differences, such as the plugs and sockets, there are other aspects of the electrical systems used abroad that are important to be aware of.
For example, electricity supplies worldwide can vary from anything between 100 volts and 240 volts and it may not always be safe to use an electrical appliance that is rated at a voltage different from the supply. The normal voltage and frequency of the electricity supply to homes in the UK is 230 v 50 Hz.
Electrical safety abroad is not difficult if you follow a few simple rules.