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Electrical Safety

If you have brought electrical equipment with you there are some important things you need to know.

  • If your electrical equipment is from outside the  UK make sure you purchase a plug adapter that is compliant with British Standard BS 1363 so that your equipment will be safe to use.
  • Do not overload the plug sockets in your room
  • Do not plug in more than one extension lead into a wall socket
  • Do not use block plug adapters
  • Do use extension leads but do not overload them
  • Do not plug items such as hairdryers or kettles into an extension lead
  • Look at this website to learn about the effect of plugging different combinations of electrical equipment into an extension lead:

For more information about electrical equipment and your safety please look at the "Electrical Safety First" website:


If you are unsure about electrical safety always ask.

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