General health and safety information

Electric Heater Safety – including why you must not plug heaters into extension leads

Electric Heater Safety Tips This is a true story, that happened in October 2021. It was a Tuesday in October 2021; we had a 3-man team working in a busy office/production business in Newcastle upon Tyne. The company is very well run, with many intelligent personal, many [...]

By |2023-08-11T12:09:04+00:00October 25th, 2021|Health and Safety|

Workplaces returning to work must prioritise compliance

With the end of lockdown, many companies are preparing to return to working in the office. However, the HSE is urging businesses to pay close attention to compliance regulations, as many properties may have gone without inspection during the lockdown period. Electrical compliance is extremely important to mitigate risk and stay [...]

By |2023-05-14T20:18:39+00:00July 28th, 2021|Health and Safety|

Tips for the safe use of electrical extension leads

Top 15 Tips for the safe use of electrical extension leads When we are PAT testing in offices, building sites and pretty much every business we see a lot of instances where socket extension leads are used incorrectly. Here we have put together a list of 15 top [...]

By |2021-10-11T12:12:08+00:00October 6th, 2020|Health and Safety|

Keep your staff homes safe from Coronavirus if they’re working from home

Keep your staff homes safe from Coronavirus Coronavirus is effecting us all; we've been told to work from home if we can but safety measures have not been put in place.  If you're letting staff take appliances home that they wouldn't usually, such as company PC's make sure they [...]

By |2024-01-23T19:59:02+00:00March 19th, 2020|Health and Safety|

6 Electrical safety tips for children

6 Electrical safety tips for your 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 accidents. [...]

By |2021-10-20T15:58:56+00:00July 1st, 2017|Health and Safety|

Selling electrical goods in Charity Shops

PAT Testing for Charity Shops What Charity Shops have to do when selling second hand electrical equipment Make sure appliances are safe If you are selling electrical goods in charity shops you need to make sure the appliance works, and is safe [...]

By |2023-03-16T09:49:52+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Health and Safety, PAT Testing Info|

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 assessment. If you employ five or more people [...]

By |2022-05-09T10:42:55+00:00March 16th, 2016|Health and Safety|

Faulty extension leads

 Finding faulty extension leads Faulty extension leads can be rather dangerous, so finding them is important in protecting peoples lives. Imagine going to a well known supermarket to buy your extension leads because you think they should provide the best products only to discover they are cheaply made, high profit [...]

By |2020-01-20T20:28:03+00:00October 17th, 2013|Health and Safety, Safety notices|
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