To minimise the risk of an electrical fire:
Check and unplug…
Be careful to not overload sockets. Overloaded sockets can be a fire hazard. It is important to remember that appliances use different amounts of power so consider what you are plugging in and the limit of your extension socket.
Many people use extension leads and adaptors to increase the number of appliances they can plug into a socket. However, it may not always be safe to do so. Use the Electrical Safety First socket overload calculator to check if you are exceeding the maximum load and putting your home at risk of fire.
Chargers and e-cigarettes
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service have put together the following advice to help avoid electrical fires when using chargers and e-cigarettes:
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