With almost half of all domestic fires – that’s 20,000 each year – caused by electricity, CCHA and Crime Watch Alarms are holding a series of Electrical Home Safety Awareness events in the Cardiff area over the next few weeks.
The first event is scheduled to take place at 12.00pm on Tuesday 14th March at Loudoun Culture and Media Centre, Plas Iona, Butetown, CF10 5HW.
Funded by Electrical Safety First, the Awareness events will provide participants with an overview of electrical safety in the home, offer advice on how to save energy and reduce energy costs, and demonstrate how to change a fuse, different types of light bulbs, and how a plug is wired. Participants are also encouraged to bring along chargers or small electrical devices to be checked for safety, and everyone will receive a free electrical safety pack to take home with them.
Jonathan Jones, Director of Assets and Property at CCHA said:
“We are pleased to be working in partnership with Crime Watch Alarms and Electrical Safety First to provide basic electrical safety advice to our tenants and the wider Cardiff community. We hope that these sessions will raise awareness of the different types of electrical hazards that people can find in their home and what can be done to prevent risks emerging in the future. At a time where electricity costs are having a significant impact on everyone, we also hope that the advice we provide can help to reduce the amount of electricity used at participants homes.”
Electrical Safety First is a campaigning charity dedicated to preventing deaths, injuries and damage caused by electricity. To find out more, go to www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk