PLUGS AND SOCKETS
We use plugs and sockets every day, and probably don’t think much about them – why would you? But they’re an important part of keeping yourself safe at home. It’s worth getting into a routine to do some occasional checks:
- Are your sockets overloaded? Use the Calculator to find out. Only use one adaptor per socket.
- Are your plugs getting hot when in use? It could be a sign of loose wiring or electrical problems. This could also be the case if you have scorch marks or fuses that regularly blow.
- Do any of your cables look frayed, or can you see any coloured cables within? Change it immediately.
- In line with government advice we don’t recommend using plug socket covers – all plug sockets installed after 1947 are considered safe and include internal shutters to prevent children from poking objects into them