Electrical Safety Council News

ESC and Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Services arrange electrical training for firefighters

Firefighters must have a good understanding of electrical appliances and their safety from fires Enabling rescue services to extend their understanding of electrical fires, we help them develop best-practice techniques and approaches. With government statistics showing that approximately half of all accidental domestic fires in the UK are caused by electricity, hands-on training for front line staff is vital. To help address this issue, the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) rec...

Electrical Safety Council extends safety charity funds to fire safety projects

ESC is committed to reducing deaths and injuries caused by electrical accidents at home or the workplace The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has just announced the successful projects in its 2010 Fire Safety Fund Awards scheme. Twenty three organisations throughout the UK will share over £100,000 of funding for specific regional initiatives to reduce the incidence of fires relating to electricity in homes. With around half of all domestic fires in the UK caused by...

Electrical Safety Council calls for funding applications

Local community services and organisations can apply for Electrical Safety Council fundings    The ESC's funding initiative, was launched in 2009 and funded 29 community safety projects, aims to reduce deaths and injuries from electrical fires. With half of all domestic fires in the UK caused by electricity, leading safety charity, the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has established an electrical fire prevention scheme and is now calling for funding applic...

Fire protection in tower blocks must be a priority, warns UK's ESC

The ESC says fire protection in tower blocks must be prioritised Statement follows BBC report into fire risks Fire integrity of tower blocks must be made a priority, says safety charity, the Electrical Safety Council (ESC). Commenting on the BBC's report on the fire risks in London's tower blocks, Phil Buckle, director general of the ESC said: "It's crucial that electrical work undertaken on behalf of council landlords is rigorously checked to ensure that fire regulations...

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