Safety notices

Articles related to electrical equipment safety notices mainly around portable appliance testing

Check if your Whirlpool washing machine is being recalled

By |2020-04-22T15:25:42+00:00January 20th, 2020|Safety notices|

Check if your Whirlpool washing machine is being recalled You may have seen in the news recently that Whirlpool are recalling certain models of washing machines manufactured under the Hotpoint and Indesit brands between 2014 and 2018. Whirlpool have identified that certain models pose a fire risk. We want you and your home to be safe, so [...]

Don’t forget about electricity – it can be a silent killer

By |2020-04-26T18:47:14+00:00September 18th, 2019|Safety notices|

Electricity is present in every workplace and every electrical appliance used in workplaces, all over the United Kingdom (and the world). Electricity is invisible, taken for granted and usually overlooked as a workplace hazard - mainly because we have all become so used to it being there; but also because the appliances we use protect us so well. [...]

One of the biggest electrical problems in the workplace is….

By |2020-05-06T12:02:58+00:00September 18th, 2019|Safety notices|

One of the biggest electrical problems in the workplace is the use of portable appliances, such as computers, kettles, toasters, etc. but it is also a problem that is not going to go away. Modern technology is improving all the time so you'd think appliances are getting safer but with the huge surge of cheap (and fake) goods [...]

Registering and checking appliances is very important

By |2020-04-26T19:05:29+00:00January 31st, 2019|Safety notices|

Checking if an appliance has been recalled Grenfell was a shocking incident (some info), and what it showed us was that electrical appliances do catch fire, they can cause major issues and they should be maintained better. It’s led to all kinds of campaigns and awareness raising such as the need for registering appliances and checking appliances [...]

You have to see this before buying cheap counterfeit electrical products – it’s explosive!

By |2020-04-27T17:38:37+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Safety notices|

The risk of buying counterfeit electrical products Sometimes we buy something not because of the quality but for the price, but what happens if your bargain purchase turns out to be deadly?  About a quarter of people in the UK have been victims of counterfeit products when shopping online, and around 5% of us have first [...]

Register your appliances

By |2020-04-22T15:49:43+00:00April 11th, 2018|Safety notices|

Have you registered the appliances in your properties with the manufacturer? When you buy appliances these days there is a warranty card in the box, if you complete and send it off you'll be notified if there is ever a recall notice on the appliance. Appliances, especially kitchen appliances get recalled all the time for all kinds of reasons, [...]

How do we check if appliances have been recalled?

By |2020-04-22T15:50:36+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Safety notices|

Electrical appliances get recalled all the time, for all kinds of reasons, often simple maintenance issues where if you get in touch with the manufacturer they'll send an engineer out to do the work, but sometimes it's because a fault has been found that makes the appliance highly dangerous, like it could overheat and catch fire. If there is [...]

Do others bring electrical equipment into your workplace?

By |2020-04-28T08:04:18+00:00October 18th, 2017|Safety notices|

If people bring electrical equipment into your workplace you need to make sure their equipment is safe; ask to see their PAT testing certificate.   For example contractors or mobile discos coming into a hotel, such as in the example below.  Dave the DJ has a mobile disco rig, he was [...]

Product recalls are being ignored

By |2020-05-06T12:04:41+00:00December 11th, 2014|Safety notices|

More than 4 million household appliances have been recalled by manufacturers in the past four years with faults that include a risk of fire or electric shock, and yet the majority may still be in UK homes. The findings are reported in a study published by Electrical Safety First. Since the start of 2011, 228 different electrical products have [...]

Faulty extension leads

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

 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 appliances - these leads are put together so badly [...]