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…

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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…

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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…

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HSE & electrical safety Electrical injuries Simple precautions Standards and codes of practice Electrical safety FAQs Electricity in potentially explosive atmospheres FAQs Resources Related content ESQCR incidents Construction industry Agriculture Offshore division Chemical industries Quarries RIDDOR Statistics What’s new PAT – Portable appliance testing FAQs There are many common myths about portable appliance testing (PAT)…

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Surge Protection

From your cell phone to your washing machine, you’ll find all kinds electronics in your home.  Entertainment, lighting, comfort, and even cleaning can be electrically powered.  Most people know that it’s a good idea to disconnect electronics during an electrical outage or lightning storm.  This is due to possible electrical surges.  Electrical surges are sudden…

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End To Dodgy Apprenticship

Milton Keynes Electrical Contractor calls for end to dodgy apprenticeships A local electrical contracting company based in Milton Keynes is backing Government plans to end low quality apprenticeships and bring advocates of low quality apprenticeships to justice. Low quality apprenticeships not only bring the good reputation of electricians and the industry to it’s knees but…

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Power To The People

Finding the key to unlock the true potential of the green e c Finding the key to unlock the true potential of the green economy is something that has eluded numerous UK Governments. Whether through unsuccessful initiatives or lack of political will, successive cabinets have fallen short of a long term solution to catalyse sustainable…

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