“I normally refuse to join in campaigns but this seemed so important, and the ‘safety’ covers so absurd and dangerous, that I agreed”
Author, TV presenter & Patron of FatallyFlawed
Dr Adam Hart-Davis



“Sockets in the UK are designed to keep people safe. Our UK design has been better than the majority of other countries, for many years.  Socket covers are an absolute con and totally unnecessary.” 
Engineering, Maths and Science presenter on TV
FatallyFlawed Supporter

Johnny Ball

About Us

IMPORTANT: This information applies to BS 1363 sockets only   

FatallyFlawed.org.uk accepts no donations, advertising or sponsorship.  We sell nothing.

FatallyFlawed was founded by two professional engineers: Peter M Munro CEng MIET and David Peacock IEng FIET

We are from different parts of the country and came together in an attempt to raise awareness after we had each encountered the use of “safety socket covers” in our respective churches.  As engineers we were horrified to realise that ignorance of actual electrical safety was leading to parents and carers making flawed decisions in what they thought was the best interests of children in their care.

Patron: Dr Adam Hart-Davis, author and broadcaster.  Dr Hart-Davis has received many honours, of particular relevance is that he was the first recipient of The Public Promotion of Engineering Medal awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering for his work in bringing an understanding of engineering to a wider public.

Distinguished Supporters:

Dr Johnny Ball
, the man who taught generations of children to count.  Johnny was the 2007 recipient of The Public Promotion of Engineering Medal.  He is a prolific broadcaster and author and has won everything from a BAFTA and an Emmy nomination to numerous honorary doctorates.

Professor Peter M. Grant OBE, HonDEng FIET CEng FIEEE FREng CEng FRSE
Emeritus Regius Professor of Engineering at Edinburgh University, past member of Scottish Science Advisory Council

Panel of Expert Advisors. 
FatallyFlawed.org.uk is privileged to have the benefit of specialist advice from a panel of experts in a number of relevant fields.  These include:


     Professor J.F Roulston OBE D.Eng  Hon DSc MSc BSc CEng FIET FRSE FREng

     EurIng Graham Kenyon CEng MIEE MIET
     Member of IET Technical Advisory Panels for  Buildings Electrical Technology  and Functional Safety

     David Gibbon MRICS MBEng, Chartered Building Surveyor and Building Engineer


     Dr G Howard Moody BDS. Ph.D. FDSRCSEd. FRC.Path. DFM. FRCSEd.
     Pathologist and Forensic Consultant

     Dr Ann Whitfield MB BS FRCA 

     Professor Angela Thomas OBE MB BS, PhD, FRCPE, FRCPath, FRCPCH
Child Care/Child Health

     Jacqueline Drinkwater OBE
     Former nursery owner and chair of the National Day Nurseries Association (Scotland)

     Gill Davidson
     Former tutor and antenatal teacher with the National Childbirth Trust, grandmother

We also acknowledge the past assistance and advice given by

      Professor David S. Ritchie MA FRSE

      The late Sigrid Watt MSc DipNEd RSCN SRN RCNT RNT, Senior Lecturer in Child Health

The bottom line is:
Safety is designed into UK sockets  - plug in  covers reduce safety!

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