NHS alert has been placed on the use of plastic electrical socket inserts

The following information has been brought to our attention by NAFP (the National Association of Fostering Providers):

“An NHS alert has been placed on the use of plastic electrical socket inserts. This Alert is issued to highlight how, in certain circumstances, the use of plastic 13 amp electrical socket inserts (sold as safety accessories) can overcome the safety features designed into socket outlets.13A electrical socket inserts should not be used in health or social care premises, nor supplied for use in a home or residence. Any socket inserts currently in use should be withdrawn from use and responsibly disposed of. “

As a result, please could you stop using any such socket inserts and discuss any queries or necessary safety arrangements with your Placement Manager.

For more information, please go to:

https://www.cas.dh.gov.uk/ViewandAcknowledgment/ViewAlert.aspx?AlertID=102494

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