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- 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
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/
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Use Electrical Safety First’s online socket overload calculator to make sure that you are not overloading the sockets in your home.
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For more safety information visit https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk