Indeed (apart, I suppose, from the theoretical additional risk of 'tripping over the extension lead' etc.) - the point being that one would probably 'fail' an inspection but the other wouldn't, despite essentially the same risk.Personally I would see that as effectivly the same set up and hence simular risk.As a matter of interest, how would you assess the relative risk of doing as proposed and 'the alternative', which would presumably be to plug in a 6-way (or maybe 4-way) extension into the existing socket (and unplug it prior to that inspection!)?
Of course, the issue gets a lot worse if people use multi-way extension leads in kitchens to avoid the notification required for installing additional sockets.
Kind Regards, John