Retrieved from The Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergy Planning (DSB) .
All electrical appliances that are connected to the power supply is a certain danger. Misuse and poor maintenance of electrical appliances is among the most common causes of house fires. Here are some general advice for use of electrical appliances.
The CE mark indicates that a product's basic security requirements are met, but is not a final approval mark. If in doubt, ask the store to show that the device is produced and documented by the current EU standard, which also apply in Norway.
Avoid stand by
Turn all electrical appliances completely off when not in use. Turn the TV off with the main switch, not only with the remote control, or unplug if there is no main switch.
Thermostat controlled appliances
Many appliances are equipped with a thermostat. It may be coffee makers, kettles, iron, hair dryers etc. If the thermostat is broken, the temperature may rise quickly and cause fire. Always unplug thermostat controlled devices when not in use.
Abnormal heating of wires and electrical appliances is a strong signal of fire hazard. Make sure electrical equipment is in proper working order. Dispose of old electrical equipment and damaged wires.
Follow the instructions
Do not charge the outlets with too many appliances. Always follow the instructions for each electrical device with regard to use and maintenance. Do not use devices for other than intended. Rather than trying to fix broken appliances, you should leave this to professionals.