Improving electrical safety regulations

The Electrical Safety Barometer

13 major criteria

Home electricity is very safe, if used in the appropriate manner. Unfortunately, this is not common practice in the majority of countries. The result is an unnecessary risk for electrically induced fires and electrocution. This project aims to raise awareness about these issues and demonstrate how policy and regulation can bring about a change. It is an initiative of the Copper Alliance, with the support of FISUEL and a worldwide network of experts.

The level of residential electrical safety differs greatly between countries. However, before taking action, it is essential to understand and fully appreciate the gaps in current regulations and practice. The Electrical Safety Barometer aims to provide a benchmark to policy makers as well as guidance on how they can improve the situation.

The Electrical Safety Barometer consists of 13 essential criteria. Each of these criteria has a weighting factor to enable the calculation of a general score for each country. Both FISUEL and world experts endorse these criteria and the weighting factors. With the assistance of local experts, we are applying the barometer in an increasing number of countries.

Latest country scores

Country Criteria unknown Criteria not met Partially fulfilled Criteria fulfilled Safety score
View the report for Turkey 1 5 0 7 50%
View the report for Côte d'Ivoire 2 3 7 1 36%
View the report for Japan 0 0 4 9 85%
View the report for Senegal 0 6 2 5 40%
View the report for Nigeria 3 5 1 4 39%