Burning Electrical socket or
(EXCLUDING TV OR COMPUTER)
Switch off the electricity at
the main fuse box.
Extinguish the fire with
water or fire extinguisher (ensuring it is suitable for
Burning TV or Computer
Switch off at the main fuse
box or take out the plug .
Smother the fire with a
blanket, rug or preferably a fire blanket if one is to
Smell of burning, or sparks, from an
If the item in question has a
plug, turn off the socket switch and pull out the plug.
If the item is a fixed appliance (no plug), turn off the main switch at the fuse
box BEFORE turning off the switch on the appliance.
Get the item checked by a
Smell of burning, or sparks, from a
socket or plug
Turn off the main switch at
the fuse box.
If it is the plug which is hot, carefully remove it from the socket.
The electricity can now be turned back on.
Check the plug’s connections,
fuse contacts and flex for damage. Renew or replace as necessary.
If it is the socket which is
hot, remove the relevant circuit fuse from the main fuse box. The power can now be turned back on.
Call a qualified electrician to
examine the socket.