Author Archives: Angela Murphy

About Angela Murphy

Media Specialist The Electrical Safety Council

Watch What You Heat!

September 9th, 2016 | Posted by Angela Murphy in Emergency Services | Older People - (0 Comments)

As the Capital marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London – which began in a baker’s kitchen, lasted for four days and destroyed more than 13,000 homes – research by Electrical Safety First has found that more than a million people have called 999 to deal with a kitchen fire . To …
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A Shock to the System for New MPs!

June 30th, 2015 | Posted by Angela Murphy in Health | London | Older People - (0 Comments)

The 182 new MPs who have just entered Parliament might well be shocked at the briefing they have just received from Electrical Safety First. The Charity, which is dedicated to reducing deaths and accidents caused by electricity, has written to the ‘class of 2015’ to explain why electrical safety needs to be urgently addressed. “The …
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Keeping warm in winter is especially important for older people but Electrical Safety First are highlighting the need to take particular care if they are using portable heaters. Those aged 80 and over made up nearly 40% of the fatalities caused by portable heater fires last year but research by Electrical Safety First found that …
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Electrical Safety for Older People

March 19th, 2014 | Posted by Angela Murphy in Energy and Fuel | Older People - (0 Comments)

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) is the UK charity which helps protect people from electrical accidents and fires.  Each week in the UK, one person dies from an electrical accident and well over a quarter of a million are injured every year. Most household fires – more than 20,000 annually – are caused by electricity, …
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