A Shock to the System - Electrical Safety in an Ageing Society

This report by Care & Repair Cymru was commissioned by Electrical Safety First.


Older people, whether it is due to the housing conditions they live in, the health conditions they may have or the lack of advice and practical help available to them, are often disproportionately at risk from electrical hazards.


The report calls for action to be taken now to ensure our ageing population does not affect levels of electrical safety.

In particular, it calls for national and local government, as well as older people and their carers, to have greater awareness on safety measures that can eliminate electrical risks in the home.