Electrical Safety First has today joined the Safer Structures Campaign to urge the Government to raise the safety standards of cables in homes and buildings across the country in order to improve fire safety.
The move follows the publication of the Hackitt Review in May, which has been widely criticised across media and industry for not going far enough – failing to address evidence of sub-standard cables in the UK market.
Electrical Safety First, the UK’s electrical safety experts, join representatives from across industry in calling for the Government to consider the evidence of weak cable safety through a formal Government consultation, with a view to improving standards.
Maurizio Bragagni, Chair of the Safer Structures Campaign, and CEO of Tratos UK, said:
“Everyone has the right to feel safe in their own home. To ensure this, the Government must review the evidence around weak cable standards in the UK by opening a full formal Government consultation. This will give the UK the opportunity to ensure that cable regulations are up there with the safest in the world.
“We are delighted that Electrical Safety First are on board with the campaign, and we look forward to pushing forward the safety agenda with them.”
Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, said:
“As an organisation that seeks to ensure that everyone in the UK understands the importance of electrical safety, we are proud to be backing the Safer Structures Campaign. Electrical safety – including in cables – must remain a priority for consumers, industry and the Government, and we look forward to working with the Safer Structures Campaign to ensure that evidence around cable safety is sufficiently reviewed by the Government.”