Good question! The lamp uses low voltage (12 volts) to power the LED so there is no risk when you touch any of the metal parts. The power travels up the two brass plates from the base in a similar way to other low voltage lamps on the market and the power supply also has built-in short circuit protection.
The design has been fully reviewed by the Lighting Industry Association in preparation for the full EN60598 lighting safety test which our lamp will be tested to (and have to pass) before it is put into final production.
In summary, yes the lamp is completely safe to touch!