By Mr Electric Birmingham on 14/11/2017

Each year, Electrical Safety First works with the Government's Fire Kills campaign to promote electrical fire safety in the home. In 2016, Electrical Fire Safety Week runs from 21st to 27th November.

Over half of all accidental house fires are caused by electricity. And nine out of ten electrical fires are caused by electrical products.

During Electrical Fire Safety Week we work closely with Fire & Rescue Services across the UK to raise awareness of electrical fire risks and the simple steps that people can take to avoid a devastating fire in their homes.

Our campaigns offer general safety messages as well as focusing on areas in the home and specific types of product that offer a particular risk.

You can follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag #EFSW

Find out about our previous campaigns for Electrical Fire Safety Week:

2015 - 'Pets Home Alone' - mobile phone chargers

2014 - Portable heaters

2013 - Kitchen grime fires

2012 - Electrical blunder fires