NHS: safety on sockets

NHS Alert 30th June 2016.

Originator: DH Estates and Facilities

Issue date: 30-Jun-2016 10:01:08

Action by recipients:
Care Trusts
Mental Health Trusts
Specialists Trusts
NHS Regional Offices
Learning Disabilities Trusts
Mental Health & Social Care Trusts
Ambulance Trusts
Mental Health & Learning Disabilities
Acute Trusts
Community Trusts

Information to recipients:
Social Care Providers (registered with CAS)
Ofsted recipients
Other contacts
Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
Clinical Commissioning Groups
Special Health Authorities

Action category: Action

Title: 13A Electrical socket inserts (socket covers or protectors)

Broadcast content:
This Alert is issued to highlight how, in certain circumstances, the use of plastic 13A (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 Any socket inserts currently in use should be withdrawn from use and responsibly disposed of.

Additional information: NHS England regional offices please cascade to GPs and Dentists

Alert reference: EFA/2016/002

Action underway deadline: 18-Jul-2016

Action complete deadline: 01-Dec-2016

EFA 2016 002 Final.pdf

Cascade to:

EFA 2016 002 Final


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