The use of unsafe electrical equipment can lead to electrical shocks or fire. Burns and cuts can also occur from incorrect use of office work equipment (eg laminators). Some electrical equipment is prohibited from offices because of the high risk of fire.
Personally owned equipment
Personally owned equipment used for work will need to be authorised by your head of department or line manager, as it is legally considered to be work equipment. The equipment will also need to be included in portable appliance testing. This excludes mobile/smart phones or tablet computers with charging equipment that has a transformer or USB port as part of the plug.