Martyn Allen
Technical Director, Electric safety First, UK

Martyn Allen is the Technical Director at Electrical Safety First. He is responsible for leading the Charity’s technical team as an impartial centre of excellence on all matters relating to the safety of electrical installations and electrical products, including representing consumer safety interests on British, European and international committees.

Martyn’s experience in the electrical industry spans over 30 years. Having trained as underground electrician with British Coal, he spent 16 years in engineering risk management with Royal & SunAlliance Insurance before joining the Electrical Safety Council in 2006. 

Martyn has a keen interest in connected technology and the safety benefits and challenges that the smart home can provide to consumers. Having spoken at several events run by the European Commission and the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organisation (ICPHSO) he is an advocate of using technology to provide product safety solutions as well as calling on industry to consider consumer needs to ensure that connected products are both safe and secure.

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