London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) current Home Fire Safety Visits do not routinely include checks of electrical appliances. However, both the LFB website and the ‘Fire Safety in the Home’ booklet contain specific advice regarding the electrical safety of appliances. The ongoing Total Recalls campaign also continues to raise awareness of electrical appliance safety and the need for a central Government product recall database.
The pilot of the Fire, Safe and Well visits did include elements of electrical appliance safety, including product registration and recall. This provided valuable data which has been shared with the Office of Product Safety and Standards.