Electric cooking appliances are the biggest cause of accidental dwelling fires in England. Make sure you're up to date with the latest safety advice. 

Unplug electrical appliances and chargers when you’re not using them and when you go out or go to bed
Look out for signs of dangerous or loose wiring e.g. scorch marks, hot plugs and sockets, flickering lights, fuses that blow or circuit breakers that trip for no obvious reason
Keep appliances clean and in good working order e.g. regularly remove lint from tumble dryer filters
Don't overload sockets  - keep to one per socket

Product recalls

In line with the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA), Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service strongly recommends that people who own appliances which are subject to product recall do not use them.

To find out if you have a product which is subject to recall, visit www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/product-recalls/