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Top 5 Common Causes of Electrical House Fires

The majority of fires are preventable and with a few simple steps, you can minimise the potential risks. Here’s what you need to know about 5 of the most common electrical fires. For general electrical equipment, it’s important that your appliances do not have any loose/broken cables, you aren’t over using the extension lead and […]

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Health and Safety Regulations and ‘Barmy Bans’

The Health and Safety act has been in power since 1974 and states how employers have a responsibility to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees and also to protect the public from potential risks too. What was once an appropriate set of regulations, which put the employees first, has turned silly and […]

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New Law for Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms

As of the 1st of October 2015, it is a legal requirement for all landlords in the private rental sector (PRS) to fit a smoke alarm on every floor of their rental properties and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room which contains a solid fuel burning appliance, to protect tenants. Government support The law only […]

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Demand for More Women in Skilled Trades

Opportunities for women in skilled trades are on the rise, with almost 6% currently reaping the benefits and breaking through the glass ceiling of the male dominated industry. With many women training for positions that do not currently exist, there is a real gap in the market to excel where jobs are available in abundance, […]

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How RCD’s and circuit breakers can save your life

Every home should be fitted with an RCD and circuit breakers to protect you and your family. But what are they and what are the benefits of having them in the home? What different types of RCD are available? How can they save your life? What is an RCD? A Residual Current Device (RCD) is a […]

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