Which? calls for action on faulty household appliances

A recent investigation by consumer body Which? has revealed that faulty household appliances are responsible for more than 60 house fires each week in the UK. This “stubbornly high” figure highlights the fact that Government action to remove potentially dangerous electrical white goods from homes is falling “woefully short”, Which? […] Read more »

House fire hotspots

House fire hotspot infographic

Every day hundreds of people are injured or even killed in a house fire, most of which are preventable. The Grenfell Tower tragedy of summer last year is just one example of a devastating blaze that claimed the lives of numerous victims and affected many many more. Electrical Safety First […] Read more »

Sprinklers could have stopped Liverpool fire

A Liverpool fire that incinerated 1,400 cars in a multi-storey car park could have been stopped in its tracks if a sprinkler system had been installed. The ferocious blaze, which took place on New Year’s Eve at the Liverpool Echo Arena car park, was started by a Land Rover exploding […] Read more »

Grenfell children give Alternative Christmas Message

Children survivors of Grenfell Tower

Five children who survived the horrific Grenfell Tower blaze earlier this year will come together on Christmas Day to deliver Channel 4’s Alternative Christmas Message. The children, who narrowly escaped with their lives, include Hayam Atmani, aged 10, who lived with her family on the 15th floor. She has fond […] Read more »

The top ten domestic appliances most likely to catch fire

It’s not always possible to switch off every single electrical item when we leave the home – unless you want a defrosted freezer and a risk of food poisoning! Simply being aware of the domestic appliances and white goods which are high risk can help keep you safer in your […] Read more »

White goods caused disastrous Grenfell fire

Fire at Grenfell Tower

Following the horrendous blaze which devastated Grenfell Tower in London earlier this year, consumers are now being warned to stop buying fridges and freezers with flammable plastic backs to mitigate the risk of fire. The fire, which ripped through the tower block in June leaving nearly 80 people dead, began […] Read more »