The Electrical Industries Charity to offer virtual mental health training course

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Whole article with thanks to https://professional-electrician.com/business-and-training/the-electrical-industries-charity-to-offer-virtual-mental-health-training-course/ The Electrical Industries Charity is launching a Mental Health Virtual Training Course. In times of crisis, communities strengthen and work together to support each other.  The electrical industry is an industry in community. The virtual training will offer you and your team a space to reconnect, the opportunity to engage with the topic of …

Overloaded plug sockets, extension lead ‘daisy chains’ and devices charged on beds: How people working from home during the coronavirus pandemic are putting themselves at risk with unsafe electrical setups

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Whole article with thanks to https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8174165/People-working-home-told-pay-extra-attention-electrical-safety.html People working from home during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have been urged to be careful with their electrical devices.  Safety experts have specifically warned about overloading sockets, daisy chaining, and charging devices on beds during lockdown. Electrical Safety First, a charity dedicated to at-home safety, is concerned that many may be putting themselves at …

Safety Around the Home

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Full article and credit to https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guidance/safety-around-the-home/ Electricity is part of our lives. We use it from the moment we wake up and throughout the day. As a result, we sometimes forget how powerful and dangerous it can be. How Safe is your Home? Read the advice pages listed below to stay safe around the home – particularly in the kitchen, …

Fire Alarm Regulations – a simple guide to UK legislation

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UK fire alarm regulations can feel less than straightforward if you’re not a fire safety professional. Below, we provide a simple guide to the latest UK fire alarm legislation. Fire alarm regulations form part of ‘The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005’, known as the ‘RRO’.In addition, the UK government recommends that all fire alarm and detection systems should be …

What is an EICR Report

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An electrical installation condition report is required as all electrical installations deteriorate over time. It is recommended that they should be inspected and tested every “3 to 5 years”. Such electrical safety checks are commonly known as ‘periodic inspections’ or ‘electrical installation condition reports’. On your EICR, electrical certificate or electrical installation condition report, it will notify you whether your …