Here in TH, installing a new socket is nothing anyone thinks twice about, and yes, the term "safety first" doesn't even rate a blip on the radar. No registered sparkies needed - just about everyone has a relative or friend who will wire you up, with whatever you need.
Does it concern me? Ah, yes - I'm rather cautious around power sockets over here, but so far only had misfortune once and that was with a power board. Scared the c*** out of me, hurt like hell, and it was promptly tossed and replaced. Don't want to experience it *ever* again!!