Is It Safe ?

Resources Related content ESQCR incidents Construction industry Agriculture Offshore division Chemical industries Quarries RIDDOR Statistics What’s new Electrical FAQs Is it safe? Working with electricity Maintaining it safely Is it safe? Which is safer; alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC)? Alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) have slightly different effects on the…

New 18th Edition Announced

18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations announced February 18, 2017 by John Doe July of next year will see the publishing of the Wiring Regulations 18th Edition just to keep us on our toes.  This is what we think will appear in the new BS 7671:2018 although once the report is actually published we will…

Central Alerting System

Originator: DH Estates and Facilities Issue date: 30-Jun-2016 10:01:08 Action by recipients: Care Trusts Mental Health Trusts Specialists Trusts NHS Regional Offices Learning Disabilities Trusts Mental Health & Social Care Trusts Ambulance Trusts Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Acute Trusts Community Trusts Information to recipients: Social Care Providers (registered with CAS) Ofsted recipients Other contacts…

Where To Begin With L.E.D Bulbs

With the prices of led light bulbs rapidly falling – and light bulb technology boasting features you’d have to see to believe – consumers are finally jumping on the LED bandwagon. LEDs beat out other bulb options in efficiency, far surpassing halogens and leaving mercury-containing CFLs roadside, offering the same light for a fraction of…

Approved Contractor

20 000th Approved Contractor signs up with NICEIC More than 20 000 firms are now registered as an Approved Contractor with NICEIC – the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry. NICEIC has witnessed an increasing number of applications from firms looking for accreditation in recent months. It is the first time…

Health And Safety Programme

ECA and BESA join forces on health and safety programme A series of four practical ‘Health and Safety Focus Forums’ have been launched by the two leading building services trade bodies, the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA). The four events are being run across England and Wales, with…

Pat Testing 1

New Technology to Solve Earth Continuity Issues There has been much debating over the years about the most appropriate test current to check the integrity of the protective earthing conductor on electrical appliances. Up until recently a higher test current of between 10A and 25A was most usual as it was thought that it was…

Pat Testing 2

Focus on: Visual Inspection This week we’re looking at the visual inspection, not the user inspection but the Formal Visual Inspection carried out by PAT Technicians on appliances. A Formal Visual Inspection should only be performed by a competent person. This usually means someone who has undertaken training in PAT testing and gained a certificate…