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“Appliance garages” blamed for kitchen fires

28 January 2014

Firefighters working to put out a house fire

Specialist Fire Investigator Gary Beer said people need to be very cautious when storing toasters, hot water jugs, and other appliances in hideaway cupboards. He said that if an appliance is not pushed well into the cupboard, the door could easily be accidentally lowered onto switches or toaster arms.

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Discussion starters

  • Brief development: Use this and other examples to communicate specifications that allow an outcome to be evaluated as fit for purpose and justify the specifications in terms of key and wider stakeholder considerations. (level 6)
  • Characteristics of technological outcomes: Use this and other examples to explain why a technological outcome could be called a “good” or “bad” design. (level 3) Explain how malfunction can impact on the design and or manufacture of similar and related technological outcomes. (level 7)

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Keywords: appliance garage, fire, architecture, characteristics of technological outcomes, brief development

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