Electrical appliance safety (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-07-18
Session date: 
July 18, 2019
Reference: 
2019/14521
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do LFB fire safety visits include a check of electrical appliances in the premises in order to make residents aware of any that are on LFB's danger list?

Answer

Electrical appliance safety (2)

Electrical appliance safety (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

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.