“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

Links to Safety Sites

IMPORTANT: This information applies to BS 1363 sockets only   

The following are links to other sites dealing with electrical safety issues:

Home Safety Policy Statement from RoSPA - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Electrical safety advice from The Child Accident Prevention Trust

Switched on Kids an excellent tool for helping children understand the dangers of electricity.

Electrical Safety First (formerly the Electrical Safety Council) provides a wealth of information on safety in the home.

PlugSafe is our sister campaign - taking action on counterfeit and sub-standard UK plugs.

Universal Mains Socket warns of the dangers associated with sockets intended to accept multiple plug types, illegal in Britain.

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


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