The APPG Online and Home Electrical Safety

The APPG Online and Home Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety First provides the secretariat for the APPG Online and Home Electrical Safety. The group announced a call for evidence concerning Product Recall and electrical product safety in the UK, with the closing date for submissions at the end of February.

Opinions were canvassed from stakeholders across the industry in order to help to provide solutions to several major issues affecting electrical product safety in the UK. These are to be presented to the Department for Business, Innovation and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to assist in resolving these issues.

The call for evidence asked four key questions, relating to product recall, general electrical product safety, the effect of Brexit and the insulated backing of fridge freezers.

The report, Electrical Products - Setting a Course for Safety, has now been published and can be downloaded by clicking on the link to the side of this page.

On 4th June 2020, a letter was sent to Oliver Dowden MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport. It asked the Government to consider including the online sale of unsafe electrical products in the expected Online Harms legislation. A copy of the letter is available to download.

The terms of reference for the call for evidence are also available.