BEAMA Position Paper on Socket Outlet Covers

05 June 2017

BEAMA Position on socket-outlet ‘protective’ covers/protectors. BEAMA strongly advises against the use of socket-outlet ‘protective’ covers. The British Standard for 13 Amp socket-outlets (BS 1363-2) and 13 Amp adaptors (BS 1363-3) mandates that these products incorporate safety shutters. The use of ‘protective’ covers can introduce a danger of electric shock and fire by overcoming the safety features designed into the socket outlets and adaptors.