Electrical Safety First has worked with award winning comedian and actor David Walliams to bring Charley the cat and his hapless owner out of the 80s and into the 21st century for another adventure.

Every year 350,000 people are injured by the everyday use of electricity, and so just as Kenny Everett meowed safety messages as the cat in the original films, David Walliams is on board to warn adults what Charley says about staying electrically safe in the home.

Although the message is communicated in a fun way through the cartoons, it is still a serious one. Overloaded sockets are a major cause of electrical fires. Electrical Safety First recommends that, instead of relying on adaptors, you use a registered electrician to add more sockets in your home.

The original Charley Says films, which were created by the government’s Central Office for Information and broadcast in the 1970s and 80s, warned children about everyday safety issues such as not going off with strangers or playing with matches.  Many people are unaware of the dangers of overloading sockets. To ensure that you aren’t overloading and are keeping yourself and your family out of danger, click here to have a go on our Socket Overload Calculator.

If you need to have extra sockets installed in your home, we recommend that you use a registered electrician. Click here to find one near you.

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