Safety socket covers are dangerous (9 posts) add message | report. This can lead to overheating when the plug is put back in.
Don’t covers also stop children plugging in dangerous electrical items?
Safety plug covers dangerous. Report broadly agrees that there is little danger from normal plug sockets, and points out that some socket covers can actually make plug sockets more dangerous. With little children running around the house it is important that your home is as made as safe as can be against any possible electrical hazards. Showed that all the plug socket covers on test would stay in place when inserted upside down, leaving the safety shutters open.
( 4.4 ) out of 5 stars 9 ratings , based on 9 reviews current price $8.98 $ 8. With the covers being on if the switch is left it has been reported it could lead to overheating. Nothing is 100% effective, as an empty socket can present the opportunity for a child to plug an item in that could cause a fire or burns and a socket cover can be seen as something interesting to play with.
(2) part ii fitted plug provisions; No socket cover we can find is the right size! In june, the department of health published an estate and facilities alert on the dangers of socket safety covers, which states that 13a electrical socket inserts should not be used in health or social care premises, nor supplied for use in a home or residence.
Electricity can kill or severely injure people and cause damage to property. By using a ‘safety cover’ you override the internal safety mechanism that was the very reason the 13a socket was created. Our uk plug socket covers are designed to solely prevent a small child inserting sharp or small objects into a plug socket / electrical outlet.
3) socket covers do not comply with the pin dimensions required in a normal plug, as such risk damaging the socket. Steve said there is an added danger from people using plastic covers with pins that are too big for the sockets. Uk electrical safety is covered by british standards.
There are many risks to using these socket covers, a website has even been dedicated to raising awareness of their dangers; Following a recent safety alert by the department of health about the dangers of using plug socket covers, it is clear there is lots of conflicting information about how to keep your home and setting safe. Due to lack of regulation of socket covers, it is impossible for the government to guarantee the safety of covers.
But during the war, with an eye on post war reconstruction, the government sought to reduce the use of raw materials and improve electrical safety. It might be surprising to find out that plug socket ‘safety’ covers can actually cause a plug socket to become more dangerous; Our kit makes baby proofing and child safety simple!
Many of these appliances will, however, also be used in the workplace. A note from the department for education on the use of electrical plug socket covers/inserts in early years provision in england pdf in june, the department of health published an estate and facilities alert on the dangers of socket safety covers , which states that 13a electrical socket inserts should not be used in health or social care. 2 the regulations are divided into 3 parts:
Electrical socket safety covers designed to protect children are absurd and could be dangerous, according to engineers who have warned parents not to waste their money on the devices. This section provides a summary of those precautions. 1 the plugs and sockets etc (safety) regulations 1994 apply to electrical appliances intended for domestic use.
The socket covers could be wiggled out, and inserted upside down making the plug live. This is a harder discussion, because the answer is….maybe? And (3) part iii information requirements.
Which brand has the largest assortment of outlet plug covers at the home depot? Press in the outlet plug caps into your low use outlets to prevent the baby’s fingers from accessing wall sockets. The uk, pre world war ii, used to have round pin plugs to bs546, which had different sizes of plug for different circuits;
In fact that shutter mechanism prevents anything except a plug from reaching anything live…. However, you can take simple precautions when working with or near electricity and electrical equipment to significantly reduce the risk of injury to you, your workers and others around you. Keep toddler out of electrical power sockets with our electric plug safe plastic covers.
And that ‘safety’ socket cover you use pretends to be a plug. Doh guidance highlights dangers of plug socket covers kathryn ingham tuesday, september 20, 2016 controversy over the use of plug socket covers in early years settings has arisen again following a department of health safety alert. What are some of the most reviewed outlet plug covers?
Childcare providers have a duty to keep children safe. They are designed to cover the socket, hiding the socket to reduce any temptation for a. (1) part i approval of electrical devices;
Fatally flawed lists some of the. This makes the plug cover more secure, and less likely to be removed — a great feature if safety is your primary reason to buy plug covers.