The consumer protection charity Electrical Safety First is handing over the reins to a new CEO, Leslie Rudd, as of February.
In a recent announcement, Rudd has outlined both the government’s priorities, as well as her own, about electrical safety.
Regardless of which sector an organisation is involved – in be it commercial, industrial, private or public – the new head of the charity group states the key issues of electrical safety will always concern people. She has affirmed that under her leadership, Electrical Safety First will build on the previous work completed and reputation it has achieved within the media, raising awareness for risks and dangers involved in electrical services and goods.
On this strong foundation, Rudd intends to raise the issues of electrical safety at government level, engaging businesses and consumers to collaborate to drive policy change on health and safety. Instead of simply highlighting the problems businesses are facing, Rudd believes in providing active solutions.
As well as adequately testing electrical products, it is vital that legislation is in place that ensures work is carried out by qualified professionals. Those hiring commercial electrical contractors in Chester, Liverpool, Newcastle and other major cities should always use reputable services.
The importance of trained experts maintaining and repairing electrical installations has never been greater. Rudd has addressed this fact by commenting that here in the UK electricity, is currently responsible for a greater number of deaths than the number of incidents involving carbon monoxide or gas combined.