Lions are now promoting a device called a Plugster® to aid the removal of electrical plugs.
Plugsters® are small plastic strips which can be attached to any standard 3 pin electrical plugs and they make it easier for elderly or disabled people to remove the plug from a socket.
The Plugster® is a low cost promotional product that has been given by The Lions and endorsed by the fire brigade, Councils, the NHS, the police, housing associations, electricians, hotels, Arthritis Care, Age Concern, building companies, etc.
Councils have used the Plugster® to promote energy efficiency with it being used to label the appliances that can be unplugged safety. The Plugster® is also being used by Morgan Stanley in their UK buildings to label appliances at the plug, this helps not only in identification of the correct plug but also with the removal of the plug, if you have a multiple socket extension try gripping a central plug with fingers either side.
The latest use of the Plugster® has been by Fall Prevention Teams who use it to help reduce falls involving the elderly, when gripping and pulling a plug balance is affected and if their grip fails then the result can be a fall, if it helps reduce the number of falls that involve the elderly then it could in turn help save NHS expenditure.