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Electrical Safety at Work

Figures quote that there are about 1000 accidents each year at work which involve electric shock or burns. Of these 1000, 30 of them are fatal. However, the non-fatal accidents should not be underestimated and even these can cause severe and permanent injury to people. The possible problems that could occur to cause injury or […]

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Jobs for the Girls Campaign Still Strong

The recession has caused unemployment figures to rise, and amongst women in particular there are now 1.1 million unemployed. This alongside recent research which reveals that women are feeling under-valued in the workplace and overshadowed by male colleagues make the ‘Jobs for the Girls’ campaign all the more important. The campaign was set up by […]

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Electricians Look up

Recent research into the state of the industry revealed that electrical contractors and electricians are optimistic about their businesses for the future and they are looking forward positively at the coming months. Almost three quarters of those taking part in the survey admitted that the recession and difficult economic climate had impacted on their businesses, […]

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Two Pets Killed by a Faulty Dishwasher

Recent reports hit the national news of a kitchen fire which killed two family pets. The family themselves were unhurt but the fire, which destroyed their kitchen, was started by an electrical fault in their dishwasher which had been reported to the manufacturer. Their particular model of dishwasher was recalled along with 632,000 others due […]

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Counterfeit Plug Campaign by PlugSafe

The flood of counterfeit and unsafe electrical plugs in the UK in recent years is being highlighted by a special electrical safety initiative called PlugSafe. The campaign team manage an information portal updated and handled by a group of voluntary professional electrical engineers, who also work alongside other industry bodies to stand against the safety […]

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Do you Encourage use of the Home Safety App?

Did you know that ESC has a free Home Electrical Safety Check app? The app was launched a little while ago now and aims to help consumers carry out simple visual checks in their homes. Available for both Android and Apple products, the app can be simply and easily downloaded for a quick handy guide […]

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Refresh Extension Lead Testing

To test an extension lead is pretty straight forward, however many people still find it confusing. These days, it’s common for some PAT testing machines to have an IEC lead test facility which makes it easier to carry out tests on leads as all that is required is to plug in both ends of the […]

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Encourage Clients to Use the Product Recall Tool

With product recalls being in the news a lot recently, we thought it important to highlight the situation. There have been a number of incidents involving recalled electrical products which have caught fire and some manufacturers are having difficulty tracing all of the recalled products sold. Some public members are unaware that they are using […]

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Electricians Encouraged to Give Safety messages

Those in the electrical industry can play a big part in helping to get the message out about electrical safety measures to the public, say the Electrical Safety Council. They have been campaigning heavily recently to increase awareness of electrical safety issues after research and reports found that there was a general blasé attitude to […]

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The Electrical Contractor and Smart Tech

It seems that electrical contractors are now using smart technology a recent survey revealed, which claimed that 83% of electricians now use it as part of their daily work. Not only this, but one quarter of those taking part in the survey said they would be lost without their technology which includes, laptops, ipads and […]

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