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8 important Christmas lights safety tips

By |2020-04-26T18:31:08+00:00December 16th, 2019|Christmas|

Here are 8 Christmas Lights Safety Tips When putting up your Christmas tree lights this year, or taking the tree down in the new year, make sure you follow these 8 Christmas lights safety tips: Always switch off your lights at the socket before changing a faulty bulb Always inspect the cable and the bulbs for damage before switching [...]

Subcontract PAT Testing work to us

By |2020-04-26T18:36:04+00:00November 26th, 2019|DRA News / Info|

Subcontract PAT Testing Subcontract PAT testing jobs to us to reduce your costs of sending your own staff to our area, or if you are a local electrician, FM company, etc. we can do your PAT testing work on your behalf.  If you need help fulfilling your PAT testing contracts here in the North East we may [...]

Do you worry about important plugs being switched off by accident?

By |2020-04-26T18:43:22+00:00October 30th, 2019|Safety in offices|

Lockable Socket Covers Use lockable socket covers to protect important plugs from being accidentally switched off. Great for server systems or computers you don't want turned off by accident. Also great to protect children at home.  Everywhere we go there is at least one plug with a post it note taped to it [...]

Benefits of using our service

By |2020-04-22T15:29:16+00:00October 23rd, 2019|DRA News / Info|

When it comes to searching for a suitable PAT testing company they're ten a penny. Most likely offer a similar service; they all do pretty much the same thing.  Each PAT company sends an engineer to your workplace to test all your portable appliances, put some labels on and then later sends you a report.  So what makes [...]

12 Reasons why electric shock accidents involve portable appliances so often (number 8 may shock you!)

By |2020-04-22T15:30:43+00:00September 19th, 2019|Safety tips|

Reasons why electric shock accidents involve portable appliances One of the biggest problems in any workplace is the use of portable electrical equipment. Referred to as portable appliances, electrical equipment fitted with a plug presents a high risk of becoming damaged and thus dangerous.  Portable appliances include any electrical appliances that can be plugged in and include computers, [...]

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 [...]

How often should pat testing be done in an office?

By |2020-05-16T20:07:49+00:00July 24th, 2019|Safety in offices|

How often should pat testing be done in an office? How often should pat testing be done in an office?PAT tests in offices may not need doing as often as you may think. Many offices get their appliances tested every year but that may be too often. If you do a risk assessment you [...]

Do new electricals need PAT testing?

By |2020-04-22T15:34:02+00:00July 15th, 2019|PAT Testing Info|

Do new electricals need PAT testing? Does new electrical equipment need PAT Testing? Do new electricals need PAT testing? If you are sure they came from a reputable supplier than they shouldn't need PAT testing. New equipment should be safe when manufactured, and are tested before leaving the factory, so there should be no need for you to [...]