The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) have developed a free interactive socket overload calculator to help householders understand how they can avoid overloading their sockets and reduce the risk of fire.
The ESc created the calculator following concerns raised by Fire & Rescue Services about the risks associated with householders overloading their electrical sockets. The ESC have tested the calculator with a number of FRS and the response from them has been really positive. Feedback included: “It looks good and will be really useful for sharing with people – we’ve found it an incredibly hard issue to explain to people in words alone. ”
To access the calculator please click on the ‘Get Started’ button in the application below.