Electrical safety tests for Pleasley supported housing residents

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Residents who live in a supported housing complex in Pleasley are being offered free electrical appliance tests as part of a Nottinghamshire County Council’s Trading Standards pilot exercise.

Small appliances such as kettles, irons and toasters are being tested by the Council at Pleasley Springs on Monday and residents will be offered a free replacement if any items are found to have an electrical fault.

Safety devices, wiring and plugs will be checked as part of the exercise which is the first of its kind to be carried out by the authority’s Trading Standards team.

Trading Standards officer Andrea Marriott said: “Our team has carried out electric blanket testing sessions for older and disabled people in the last year which have revealed a very high failure rate with such appliances that are currently in use.

“This is a significant safety concern and we hope the pilot session at Pleasley Springs will help us assess if we need to carry out further testing sessions for other electrical appliances.”