Is the SAFETY Mark So Importance
Free Safety Electrical Inspection Jan 2024
Above are the kind of household products require the SAFETY Mark?
Why should you insist on the SAFETY Mark?
The SAFETY Mark indicates that the products’ design has been tested and certified to be compliant with the relevant safety standards. For most appliance categories, the presence of the SAFETY Mark also indicates that internal safeguards have been incorporated to protect against fire and electrical hazards.
Singapore Second leading cause of fires
In 2021, SCDF reported that electrical fires are the second leading cause of fires in Singapore and there is a 2.79 per cent increase since 2020.
With the prevalence of online shopping and the myriad of brand-new electrical appliances to choose from, safety should be one important factor when purchasing an electrical appliance online.
Recent news of a massage gun bought from a well-known online retailer catching fire sparked interest online. Read More on Insurances Coverage
Coming out of this unfortunate event, the customer was only able to get a refund and no compensation for the furniture damage as of now.
Beware of Electrical Goods Purchase Online
Case Study From SCDF Some Years ago
The occupant experienced a power trip when he switched on all the electrical appliances after returning home. Upon resetting the consumer unit, he went about with his routine but noticed smoke at the second level of the 3-storey terrace house shortly thereafter. Fire damage was severe in the master bedroom Picture.
While other parts of the house sustained heat, smoke and water damage. The burn patterns were consistent with that of a fire which originated from a location near the windows, where a computer table used to be. The burned remains of a portable socket outlet was recovered from the determined Area of Fire Origin Picture on the show According to the occupant, this portable socket outlet was brought over from overseas. The cause of fire was determined to be accidental and of electrical origin at the portable socket outlet