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Festive period As part of electrical safety week, Origin have lined up our top tips for a safe Christmas!



Christmas lights brighten up homes across the UK but can be an electrical safety risk. Give the lights a break - switch them off when you're not there to enjoy them. Everything you need to know about using Christmas lights

  • As you brighten up your space with light decorations, make sure you avoid overloading your sockets and extension leads.
  • Stay safe in the kitchen when you're cooking up a festive feast. Ensure you don’t leave objects lying around the hob when in use, such as tea towels or utensils, as these could catch fire.
  • If an appliance is not in use, remember to switch it off. Don’t risk it in the run up to Christmas.
  • Buy your presents from reputable retailers. Our Don’t Be Electricked page includes a safe shopping guide which will help you steer clear of counterfeit goods when shopping online.
  • E-bike and e-scooters are becoming increasingly popular. But it's vital you buy them from reputable retailers and use the original charger that comes with the product. See our tips for e-bike and e-scooter safety.
  • If you’re looking to stay warm, remember to keep your electric heater at least a metre away from combustible materials, such as paper, furniture or curtains. Find our advice on heater safety.

Further information is available here - 🎄 Electrical Safety at Christmas 🎅🏻 | Electrical Safety First