Kids room fire hazards revealed
7th September 2016
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These days most children have laptops, tablets, mobile phones, blue tooth speaker and more but according to new research conducted by Electrical Safety First, they are leaving themselves open to serious dangers in their bedrooms by charging these appliances on their beds:

  • Over half (53%) of all children admitted that they had left their phone, laptop or tablet charging on their bed
  • Almost two in five (38%) were guilty of leaving their phones charging under their pillow overnight
  • Over a quarter (27%) have bought or used a cheap unbranded charger.

When devices are surrounded by bedding or left charging under a pillow, there is nowhere for the generated heat to dissipate and as a result it will become hotter and hotter and have the potential to cause a fire.

Wiring Works in Telford is a well-known, respected and reliable Electrical Contractor based in Wellington, who undertake all types of domestic and commercial electrical work including PAT Testing and offer some good advice on how to prevent electrical accidents in the home:

  • Always charge devices on a table or similar environment
  • Do not over load plug sockets
  • Avoid trailing electrical wires – they are a trip hazard
  • Check plugs, sockets and cables for damage
  • Switch off televisions, electric games and computers before you go to bed
  • Keep drinks away from electrical appliances
  • Don’t allow children to touch electrical equipment whilst they are wet.
  • Teach your children about the dangers of electricity and ensure they handle appliances responsibly and safely.

Call Wiring Works today on 01952 427859 for more information or to ask for a FREE, no obligation quotation for any electrical work in your home or business.

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