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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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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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How is Electricity Created and How Does It Reach Our Homes?

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August 13, 2013 It’s very rare that when we turn an electrical appliance on from the wall socket, we spare a thought to the process in which electricity is created. Large scale electricity production in power plants across the UK relies on the process of induction.  In Layman’s terms, this is when a voltage is… Read more »

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Top 5 Ways To Use Solar Power In The Home

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June 5, 2014 Solar power has become part of our everyday lives, with wind turbines and solar panels widely used across the UK as an alternative form of generating energy. We all have to play our part in reducing the world’s carbon footprint by keeping the energy we use to a minimum. Here we take… Read more »

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What to Do During a Power Cut

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March 13, 2014 Power cuts aren’t a regular occurrence but when they do happen it is always best to be prepared. Here we will look at what to do during a power cut to make sure you are comfortable and safe. Types of power cuts The most common household power cuts happen when an electrical appliance… Read more »

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