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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Pepper View Post
    We placed our sockets on our brand new HQ at high level. Safe from beaver fingers, plus much less likely to get knocked or broken. Not so great for all those wheelchair folk we keep getting wanting to plug things in though.
    BS1363 sockets are safe from beaver fingers by design anyway!
    They are safe from newborn fingers too!

    Be aware though that if you place so called socket protectors in them you are actually making them substantially less safe as you are defeating the majority of the inbuilt safety mechanisms

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    Indeed. Don't use socket protectors, they are dangerous. The socket is one of the safest designs in the world without them.

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    They are not dangerous. They are pointless but not dangerous. No one has ever been hurt by a socket cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki01 View Post
    They are not dangerous. They are pointless but not dangerous. No one has ever been hurt by a socket cover.
    They are VERY dangerous. You can take them out, turn them round, push just the earth terminal post in and open the shutter in the socket exposing the live terminal.

    See this: https://www.cas.dh.gov.uk/ViewandAck...AlertID=102494
    "Any socket inserts currently in use should be withdrawn from use and responsibly disposed of."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    They are VERY dangerous. You can take them out, turn them round, push just the earth terminal post in and open the shutter in the socket exposing the live terminal.

    See this: https://www.cas.dh.gov.uk/ViewandAck...AlertID=102494
    "Any socket inserts currently in use should be withdrawn from use and responsibly disposed of."
    Yes they can. So can spoons be inserted into the Earth pin slot to achieve the same result. Are spoons dangerous?

    Again. NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN HURT BY A SOCKET COVER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki01 View Post
    Yes they can. So can spoons be inserted into the Earth pin slot to achieve the same result. Are spoons dangerous?

    Again. NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN HURT BY A SOCKET COVER.
    Spoons aren't sold with a claim that they make 13A sockets safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Spoons aren't sold with a claim that they make 13A sockets safer.
    Socket covers can be used to stop children using sockets.

    Table lamps are far more dangerous with exposed parts but no one really worries about this.

    Again - no one has ever been hurt by socket covers. It is a NON-PROBLEM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rikki01 View Post
    Again - no one has ever been hurt by socket covers. It is a NON-PROBLEM.
    Thankfully the dangerous nature of these socket covers was recognised before they did. Your argument makes no sense. It is like saying nobody ever got hurt by an aircraft running out of fuel, they were only hurt by hitting the ground after the aircraft ran out of fuel.
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    Why on earth have an argument over socket covers when nobody even said they were using them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Pepper View Post
    Why on earth have an argument over socket covers when nobody even said they were using them?
    Why have an argument over arguments when nobody was even arguing?

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    I hate to disagree with you on this, but they are dangerous. If you stand on an upturned on in your bare feet they hurt like the blazes - make Lego look tame...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushfella View Post
    I hate to disagree with you on this, but they are dangerous. If you stand on an upturned on in your bare feet they hurt like the blazes - make Lego look tame...
    Just about the only dangerous thing about the UK socket which, pending widespread inductive charging etc, is the safest in the world!

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