This Alert is issued to highlight how, in certain circumstances, the use of plastic 13A (13 amp) electrical socket inserts (sold as safety accessories) can overcome the safety features designed into socket outlets.
13A electrical socket inserts should not be used in health or social care premises, nor supplied for use in a home or residence. Any socket inserts currently in use should be withdrawn from use and responsibly disposed of.
13A Electrical Socket Inserts (Socket Covers or Inserts) EFA/2016/002
NHS alert to remove socket covers from NHS premises with immediate effect