How safe are socket covers/protectors?


Everyone cares about the safety of their children, but it doesn’t seem to be well known that items that are sold as “Socket Protectors” are, in most cases, likely to increase the danger of an electrical shock from a socket.  This is because an electrical socket has to meet a lot of safety requirements, whereas a socket protector doesn’t and as such they can be easily abused.  Electrical sockets in the UK are already probably the safest in the world.

For some time now Fatally Flawed have been running this safety campaign to get socket covers/protectors banned.  We at SDL Electrical fully support this campaign and urge everyone to reconsider using socket covers/protectors