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Electrical safety

Hotpoint Fridge Freezer - safety notice

The following notice has been issued by the manufacturer:
We have been made aware that the recent fire at Grenfell Tower in west London may have originated in a Hotpoint branded fridge freezer, manufactured between March 2006 and July 2009, model numbers FF175BP (white) and FF175BG (graphite).

Please visit the Hotpoint website to register for updates

 

Houses in multiple occupation (HMO)

Landlords of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are legally obliged to have a periodic inspection carried out on the property every five years.

Other rental properties

If your property is not an HMO, you are not legally obliged to do this. However, it is recommended that a periodic inspection and test is carried out by a registered electrician on your rental properties at least every five years.

Electrical Safety First 

Electrical Safety First (formerly the Electrical Safety Council) have developed a free smartphone app that allows anyone to do a quick, visual check, to ensure their home is electrically safe.

Designed to be as easy-to-use as possible, the app highlights potential dangers in each room and explains how to resolve simple, non-technical problems. Where more serious issues are flagged, people are advised to use a registered electrician.

The app is available for use on Android phones and on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

 

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