Downlighter safety

Downlighter safety

Downlighters are one of the most modern and attractive ways to brighten up your home, but choosing the wrong downlighter, incorrectly installing it, or fitting the wrong lamp can pose a serious fire risk. This guide gives advice on downlighter safety – how to...
Electrical chargers

Electrical chargers

Sub-standard and counterfeit electrical chargers can be deadly. This buyer’s guide tells you what you need to know to ensure that the chargers you use are safe, and meet all the requirements of UK regulation. Read more...
Electricity outdoors

Electricity outdoors

Although using electricity outdoors makes gardening much easier, wet conditions and contact with the ground means that the risk of injury or death from electric shock is much greater than the risk from using electrical equipment indoors. Many garden accidents happen...
Christmas lights – keep them safe!

Christmas lights – keep them safe!

Once a year, twinkling fairy lights and colourful Christmas illuminations are retrieved from damp, dusty storage spaces to decorate our homes for the festive season. But poorly stored, old electrical decorations and overloaded sockets can create unnecessary hazards at...
Buying electrical goods online

Buying electrical goods online

Every year more than 70 deaths and 350,000 injuries in UK homes are caused by faulty electrics and electrical equipment. Most website shopping is trouble-free. But it makes sense to be wary of possible risks – especially when buying electrical goods online....