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Pull the Plug

Press Release
10 November 2023

While supplementary electric radiators have their place, they are definitely the heating device of last resort in the workplace. Only PAT-tested (Portable Appliance Testing) and safety-approved models, supplied by your facilities team, should ever be used.

Portable heaters should never be left unattended or placed near combustibles. They should always be plugged directly into a wall outlet and NEVER used with an extension lead.

Portable electric radiators usually have rated outputs of 2 or 3kW - that's how many units of electricity they'd get through in an hour on full blast. For reference, that's about the same amount of energy taken to boil a kettle constantly. This makes them a very expensive and environmentally damaging heat source.