A report from UK fire chiefs last year identified household appliances as a serious fire risk. They believe that only one in five identifiably faulty appliances is returned to the manufacturers.
Government statistics show that faulty household appliances cause around 4,000 fires a year. There have been recent product recalls and warnings to do with tumble dryers, but other white goods such as dishwashers, washing machines and even fridges and freezers can pose a fire risk.
Should your fire risk assessment account for white goods?
White Goods Igniting
Given that plenty of workplaces also contain white goods in kitchen, canteen and staff rest…