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Dangerous Electrical Items

Electricity kills and injures people every year many are a result of:

  • Poorly maintained electrical equipment
  • Inappropriate electrical equipment used in unsuitable environments
  • Fires started by poorly maintained electrical equipment
  • Inappropriate DIY maintenance and ‘enhancements’
  • Damaged electrical equipment still in use

Some examples of common dangerous electrical items

plug without cover in 4-wat extension exposing bare connections and wires

plug without cover in 4-wat extension exposing bare connections and wires

4-way extension lead overloaded with appliances, including bear wires.

4-way extension lead overloaded with appliances, including bear wires.

Pin burnt-out on 13amp plug, very close to causing fire

Pin burnt-out on 13amp plug, very close to causing fire

Pin burnt-out on 13amp plug, very close to causing fire

Pin burnt-out on 13amp plug, very close to causing fire

Unsafe DIY attempt at cable connection with exposed wiring

Unsafe DIY attempt at cable connection with exposed wiring

DIY cable repaired with just insultation tape - very high risk in school environment.

DIY cable repaired with just insulation tape – very high risk in school environment.

Unsafe DIY cable connection exposing bare wires

Unsafe DIY cable connection exposing bare wires

Attemped DIY connection with exposed wires – failed.

Iron with dangerous exposed wiring still in use – now failed

Old style UK plug with no insulation on upper half of pins

Old style UK plug with no insulation on upper half of pins

Wall socket overloaded with adapters and plugs

Wall socket overloaded with adapters and plugs

UK plug with no top or earth for a public photocopier, exposing any user to bare wires.

UK plug with no top or earth for a public photocopier, exposing any user to bare wires.

Dangerous laptop transformer with exposed wiring – failed