charity the Electrical Safety Council has set up a dedicated
office for Scotland.
The charity was established in 2005 with the aim of reducing
deaths and injuries caused by electrical accidents at home
It provides guidance on the electrical safety of products,
equipment and installations and promotes best practice among
Now the council has recruited Tony Maskens, previously
a manager at the British Standards Institution, to spearhead
consumer and industry campaigns for the charity north of
Tony is based at the Walled Garden, near Edinburgh –
also the headquarters for SELECT, the Scottish Electrical
"The Electrical Safety Council has a UK-wide remit
to help reduce the approximately 8,000 house fires, as well
as electric shocks, accidents and injuries that happen each
year as a result of faulty electrical appliances or installations,”
said director of charitable affairs Phil Buckle.