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The plug lock can also be used without any cable attached, to lock the socket from use.
Plug lock comes with a cable blanking plate that covers the cable inlet, to be used as a socket lock.

FACT: All child / nursery socket protectors can be removed from the socket or fitted incorrectly.

Which? believes plug socket covers designed to stop children putting their fingers in electrical wall sockets may be a waste of money.
Which? tests showed that, in a worst case scenario, some could actually increase the risk of your child being electrocuted.
Plug covers are designed to prevent children from accessing a plug socket’s live terminals. But all British plug sockets, by law, have safety shutters that do this. And in tough Which? safety tests on 12 brands of socket covers found that some may be too easy to remove, even for a child. More information can be found at web site.

The plug lock we manufacture / distribute is exactly the same size as a standard BS1363 plug and is LOCKED into the socket via the earth pin.

Also with the plug lock, you will receive a cable blanking plate that fits inside the plug which gives a flush outside finish to the plug. The plastic cable blanking plate fits under the flex clamp and is clamped like you would clamp a cable when the plugs cover is removed (screw underneath the plug to remove the top cover).

The blanking plug is made out of white tough rubber so it is flexible for the cable clamp to grip, yet stops any little objects being inserted through the plugs cable entry when used as a socket lock.

This is the safe method if you are wanting to lock the plug into a socket and protect children from electric shock.

Protecting small fingers from the dangers of electric sockets and plugs is extremely important, and our plug lock will help to safeguard small children.

But the danger is also present where sockets are being used, and have electrical items plugged in to them. In these cases use a socket cover like the one at which stops children from pulling on the cables and plugs, potentially exposing the metal parts of the plug.

Plug sockets are very inviting to small children and before you know it your little one could easily have poked a finger or object into a socket, with possibly frightening results. Our lock my plug can be inserted directly into individual 3-pin sockets, and if you require extra protection then look at the Plug lock cover and ensure safety for your child and peace for mind for you.

I certainly would not buy the various child protector plugs, these are not safe, either buy our plug lock that locks into the socket or the socket cover from, either or both will work great.

The below is an artical from the Electrical Safety Council which can be found here

Child Safety - Socket Blanking Plugs

Issue Date: June 2008
Reviewed: 21 July 2011

In the opinion of the Electrical Safety Council, there is no "significant risk" to children from 13 Amp socket-outlets fully conforming to the product standard BS 1363. Having integral safety shutters, they are widely judged to be of the safest design currently installed in Europe, and the Electrical Safety Council is not aware of any incident data to suggest that there is any real or potential problem with this type of socket-outlet.

This position has also been taken by the BSI technical committee responsible for BS 1363.

It is arguable that fitting a blanking plug into a socket-outlet will reduce the risk of electric shock to a child even further, since it will make access to electricity even more difficult. Whether it is justifiable to require their use in certain environments is less clear.

There is always some risk of electric shock with any electrical equipment and the decision on how much risk is acceptable is ultimately subjective. Absolute safety can be achieved only by the permanent removal of the electricity supply.

Babies and toddlers are inherently risk-prone and should never be left unattended and allowed to 'play' with socket-outlets. Eternal vigilance is the only reliable safeguard in this respect, as is the case with any other potential (and frequently much greater) hazard that they might encounter.