• Assembly motion supports electrical safety

    Commenting on the London Assembly’s unanimous motion for the government to introduce mandatory, 5 yearly electrical safety checks in the private rented sector (PRS), Phil Buckle, chief executive of Electrical Safety First, said: “London has the biggest PRS in the UK, so we are delighted that the London Assembly supports our campaign for this key safety requirement. 

  • A reflection on modern life

    Domestic fires in Great Britain are to be recorded in a different way following a Home Office plan to update the Incident Recording System (IRS) currently employed.

    “Rapid technological change has resulted in many everyday appliances becoming more complex – as have the causes of fires.  So it’s extremely encouraging that there is a willingness to change how domestic fires will be recorded, following our recommendation in April," Phil Buckle of Electrical Safety First said.

  • TV’s Steph McGovern to present ECA Awards

    Popular broadcaster Steph McGovern is set to host this year’s ECA Industry Awards Dinner, taking place on Friday 7th June 2019.

  • ESF message gets a makeover

    Electrical Safety First has energised its campaign to prevent injury and death caused by electricity with a newly reinvigorated website.

  • Mandatory safety checks essential

    Electrical Safety First has weighed in on mandatory electrical safety checks in the public rented sector.

  • ESF responds to new Consumer Scotland Bill

    Wayne Mackay, of Electrical Safety First, has responded to the publication of the Scottish government’s new Consumer Scotland Bill.

  • ESF seminar: Reducing risk for safer products

    Electrical Safety First, supported by the Office for Product Safety and Standards, will be holding a seminar on reducing risk for safer products.

  • Securing safety

    Campaigning charity Electrical Safety First is dedicated to reducing fires, accidents and deaths caused by electricity. Here, its technical director, Martyn Allen, outlines the ways in which the charity is working to ensure electrical safety. 

  • Industry responds to PRS electrical checks announcement

    ESF, ECA and NICEIC have responded to the announcement of the imminent introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).