This Electrical Fire Safety Week is unlike any other. The sharp rise in energy prices is pushing more and more people to electric heaters. During a financially challenging time, it's more important than ever to look out for vulnerable people, such as older family members, who are trying to keep down costs this winter by using these devices.
This year, our campaign looks at firefighters who have been called to incidents where electric heater fires occurred. While electric heaters are not inherently dangerous, they can and do cause devastating fires if they are not used with care, with fan heaters posing an even greater risk. If you, or maybe someone you know, is considering using one of these heaters, it is vital to know how to use them safely.
With over 115.2k video views across social media, our film campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of electric heaters and how to stay safe during the winter months, particularly with the cost of living crisis and rising energy bills. Our campaign has received significant support and political engagement from MP’s, MSP’s, MS’s and MLA’s alike.
Our campaign also features in PRMoment here
Don't just take our word for it, watch our short film of members of fire services around the UK describe the devastation caused by heater fires they have seen with their own eyes.
For more information and advice on using electric heaters safely, visit our website here.
We are the UK's charity dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and damage caused by electrical accidents. Our aim is to ensure everyone can use electricity safely. We campaign on behalf of consumers to improve electrical safety regulation and make sure that safety messages are appropriate, up-to-date and well communicated.
We provide expert information and advice to help people protect themselves from faulty, damaged, sub-standard and poorly maintained electrical installations and appliances. We are recognised by governments and industry as the leading campaigning charity and technical authority on electrical safety.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: