Power Lines

How to work safely near overhead power lines

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Many people are killed and injured each year by coming in contact with live overhead power lines or when flashovers happen. The risk is even higher if your occupation involves tall vehicles and long equipment, for example, elevated work platforms, vehicle mounted cranes, scaffold poles or combines, sprayer booms and irrigation pipes. Accidents have happened… Read more »

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Fuse

How do fuses work?

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While most of us know that without a fuse, a household plug, and whichever appliance it’s attached to, won’t work. A question frequently asked is “How does a fuse work, what is its purpose, and why it is important to fit the correct one?” In our world of hi tech appliances, fuses play a very… Read more »

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Electrics.

Pat Testing Requirements & FAQ’s

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PAT testing is often a subject stumbled upon that many people didn’t know about. The requirements of PAT Testing is something we get asked for a lot, so we thought we would put a blog together covering some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. How often do my appliances have to be tested?… Read more »

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Electrics.

Electrical Safety at Work: What You Need to Know

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Electricity is essential to us, it plays a part in most peoples working life; many of us could not do our jobs without it. It does have a dangerous side and needs to respected and treated with caution. You can’t usually see electricity, smell it or actually hear it, but there can be serious consequences… Read more »

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Vapour

Don’t Let Your Vapour Go Up In Smoke

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On walking into a pub, an office or a shop many would be mistaken to think that you had time travelled back to Britain pre 2007, pre smoking ban. Seemingly ‘Harmless’ Vapour hangs in the air as people socialise, drink and work.  E-cigarettes, the industry worth hundreds of millions pounds is responsible. Around 2.1 million… Read more »

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House Fire

10 most common causes of house fires

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Every year in Britain there are thousands of house fires; some are minor with no injury or even a need to call out the fire services but some are more serious, even fatal. It is estimated 60% of house fires originate in the kitchen. But the risk of fire lurks almost everywhere in the home…. Read more »

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How to wire a light

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How to wire a light Wiring up and installing a new light in your home is not as difficult as you might first imagine: it does however involve electricity, and electricity can be dangerous if you don’t do things right, but take certain safety precautions, use the right tools: then it’s a job that most… Read more »

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What is the importance of PAT testing?

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July 24, 2013 Portable appliance testing, also known as PAT testing is a process carried out in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. The process involves electrical appliances undergoing routinely checks for safety; PAT testing has become an integral part of any health & safety policy. It is advised that… Read more »

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The Importance of Servicing Household Gas Appliances

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August 27, 2014 There are many jobs in and around the home that we must carry out on a fairly regular basis, many of these can be delayed and done another day to suit us or the weather, or to fit in with our lifestyle schedules but servicing household gas appliances should not be one… Read more »

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