A manifesto to help reduce the number one cause of fires in Scottish homes has been launched ahead of the Scottish Parliament election in May by consumer protection charity Electrical Safety First. Electricity causes nearly three-quarters of all house fires in Scotland each year. In 2019 alone,
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A new report has highlighted the use of expensive electric heating among low income households and the difficulty many have accessing support to switch to cheaper fuel sources. Research by Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) found that as many as 11% of Scottish households are using electric heating, whi
Phil Buckle, chief executive of Electrical Safety First An electrical safety charity has welcomed moves to introduce five yearly safety checks in the private rented sector (PRS) but has called for them to be extended to all social housing properties.
There is a greater risk of electrical fires in social housing due to inequalities in electrical safety standards, a leading safety charity has said. Electrical Safety First is calling on the Scottish Government to equalise safety checks between private rented housing and social housing.
An MSP is helping leading safety charity Electrical Safety First to raise awareness of the dangers of electricity to Scotland’s ageing population. Although older people in Scotland aged 60 plus make up 18 per cent of the population, they account for 37 per cent of the casualties and fatalities inv
Scotland’s ageing population is at increasing electrical danger with almost 80 per cent of homes in disrepair, according to a new report. Electrical Safety First said that while the vast majority of older people in Scotland want to stay in their own homes, unsafe electrics can make that a risky bu
The safety of people and property is being put at risk because 18 million of us feel too embarrassed to ask if an electrician is registered, according to research by Electrical Safety First. The charity has just launched a major consumer campaign to raise awareness of the need to use a registered el
With almost two thirds of fires in Scottish homes linked to electrical products, consumer safety charity Electrical Safety First has launched its safety manifesto for Scotland. Entitled Reducing Deaths and Injuries in Scottish Homes, it calls for an extension of regular safety checks to all social h