Avoid buying appliances or electrical supplies from disreputable sources.
No matter how much money you believe you save, do not buy your electrical appliances or supplies from sketchy shops just because they are cheaper. Chances are these items are made of questionable quality, which may put your family and properties safety at risk.
Look for European and British safety marks when shopping for electronic products.
Do not overload your electrical outlets and sockets.
Never connect two extension leads together.
Install smoke alarms.
Be vigilant about weird smell of smoke, heat, or sparks from outlets or appliances.
Get a professional electrician to service your home at least once every 10 years.
Don’t take the safety of your home for granted. Make it a point that it is checked and maintained every now and then by a qualified NICEIC Registered Part P approved Contractor.