General information concerning electrical safety

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6 Electrical safety tips for children

Electricity whilst being useful to power our homes, it is also very dangerous when misused. Lots of people are hurt and killed every year due to electrical accidents. These simple safety tips will help you reduce the chance of or avoid such…
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8 Top Tips to prevent an electrical accident

Don't use an appliance if you don't know how to Don't repair an appliance that is plugged in Turn off the power before attempting work on the mains supply Don't work in damp environments or with wet hands Don't place flexible…

Dos and Don'ts for Avoiding an Electrical Fire

Almost half of all domestic fires are caused by electricity; there were over 20,000 electrical fires in 2011; there are 70 deaths and 350 injuries every year as a result of electrical fires. The most common causes of electrical fires are: …

Incidents involving electrical equipment reported in the media – December 2016 - April 2017

The following information highlights the importance of maintaining safe electrical appliances; this information was gathered by Electrical Safety First. Incidents involving electrical equipment reported in the media – December 2016 - April…
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Be careful not to overload extension leads (most of us do do it)

Extension leads, blocks, adaptors, call them what you will are widely used; they're a great device for increasing the number of sockets we have so we can plug in more equipment. You have plenty at home, and probably even more at work, however,…
Do you employ five or more people at work?

Do you employ five or more people?

The Health and Safety at Work Act sets out general duties that employers have towards employees and users of their facilities, and that employees have to each other, and other users. The main requirement on employers is to carry out a risk…
If you are going to use a socket adaptor use a fused version

6 useful tips for rental property safety

PAT testing for Landlords is important as it can reduce the risks incurred from faulty electrical appliances. There are approximately 100 fires that occur in UK properties every year, from faulty television sets, and 296 from ovens so getting…
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Wiring diagram safety cards on a plug

  These little wiring diagram safety cards cards attached to the pins of a plug, usually on an extension lead, when you buy them new are very handy should you need to rewire the plug. But let's be honest who is going to buy this new,…
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Top 10 Electrical Safety Tips

Top 10 Electrical Safety Tips You may think the dangers of electricity are obvious; but you'll be surprised how many people don't know These are our top 10 electrical safety tips to help you stay safe, to keep your staff and customers safe…
If you are going to use a socket adaptor use a fused version

Socket Adaptors can be a fire risk if you overload them

The socket adaptor; common in every home and workplace throughout the North East, but do you know how to use them? Safe Use of the Socket Adaptor Check out this video to tell you more: Do you know how to use a socket adaptor correctly? You'll…