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How safe are you around the home?

Electrical e Safety First How safe are you around the home? The UK's electrical safety experts 80 million accidents take place in UK homes each year - each one causing physical injury or property damage. Recent research has shown that 79% of people have had an accident in the home and 43% have had at FIRST AID least one accident in the last 12 months. Common causes of this have been put down to risky behaviour which includes overloading sockets, fixing appliances that are still plugged in and using power tools without RCD protection. It has also been shown that 6:30pm on a Saturday is the most dangerous time to be at home with around 4 accidents happening every second. SATURDAY 6:30 Most dangerous day: Students Wednesday 12% Start a small fire in the kitchen 43% Burn themselves on electrical products, e.g. hair straighteners 13% Ignore scorched marks on sockets 19% Use a cheap charger which has then damaged their phone 21% Remove the batteries from smoke aları 13% Try to dry clothes or other objects in the microwave 23% Have had an accident when drunk 20% of students who have had an accident in the home experienced it between 5-8pm Almost 300,000 students have started fires in the kitchen A Most dangerous day: Young professionals Thursday 57% Store things on top of a microwave 51% Do not know the last time their electrics were checked 62% Overload sockets 39% Have had an accident while rushing around to get ready 60% Least likely to have hed behind their fridge/freezer in 6 months 29% Least likely to check that their electrician is registered Most dangerous day: Миms A Saturday 24% Have had electric shocks in home 10% Drilled through a cable in the wall 36% Used mains-powered tools without an RCD 9% Tried to fix something while it was still plugged in 39% Have had an accident while trying to fix something/do DIY Most dangerous day: Dads Saturday 67% Burn themselves while cooking 39% Have had an accident while rushing around to get ready Most dangerous days: Retirees A Sunday/Tuesday 24% Cut through the wire of a lawn mower 38% Have had an accident because they weren't paying attention/looking where they were going Domestic fires (a third of which are caused by the misuse of electrical appliances) resulted in a staggering £1 billion worth of damage last year and caused 258 deaths. For more information visit: www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/homesafe *All statistics provided by Forster Communications

How safe are you around the home?

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This infographic aims to raise awareness of risky behaviours around the home. Can you identify with any of the groups?

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