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

January 2020

Check if your Whirlpool washing machine is being recalled

By |2020-01-20T14:54:53+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 [...]

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September 2019

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

By |2020-01-20T20:27:41+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. When [...]

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

By |2020-01-20T20:27:53+00:00September 18th, 2019|Health and Safety, 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 coming [...]

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January 2019

Registering and checking appliances is very important

By |2020-01-20T20:08:51+00:00January 31st, 2019|Safety notices|

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 against recall notices - how many appliances are [...]

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New guide to improve consumer product safety recalls

By |2020-01-20T20:08:59+00:00January 6th, 2019|Safety notices|

(this is not our article; it has been taken direct from the UK Government website) BSI Code of Practice will help businesses understand what to do if their product needs to be recalled. Published 7 March 2018 From: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Office for Product Safety and Standards, and Andrew Griffiths MP Code of Practice (PAS 7100) [...]

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April 2018

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

By |2020-03-18T22:11:22+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Safety notices|

This video from You Tube, linked from the BS1363 website (link not working so removed) is an excellent example to show what happens when a UK plug fitted with a counterfeit BS1363 fuse is subject to a short circuit. Because the counterfeit fuse has no filling to suppress the arc it just explodes, as there's nothing else it can [...]

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Register your appliances

By |2020-01-20T20:10:56+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, [...]

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How do we check if appliances have been recalled?

By |2020-01-20T20:11:07+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 [...]

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January 2018

Latest Product Recalls via Electrical Safety First

By |2020-01-20T20:11:52+00:00January 11th, 2018|Safety notices|

If you follow the news you will be aware of the importance of making sure your electrical appliances are registered, so if there are ever any safety notices placed on them, you can be informed. When the risk is the appliance may catch fire, you should want to be informed. The good news is, registering for updates doesn't take [...]

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October 2017

Do others bring electrical equipment into your workplace?

By |2020-01-20T20:17:19+00:00October 18th, 2017|Safety notices|

Dave the DJ has a mobile disco rig, he was booked by Steve and Anna to do a disco for their Wedding at the local hotel. Dave set up on the Saturday afternoon in the dance hall and left his gear there, plugged in whilst Steve and Anna had their Wedding Breakfast. The evening was a success, everyone had [...]

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