electrical safety

New guide launched to provide clarity around electrical installation checks

New guidance has launched to help provide consistency and transparency on how to conduct thorough electrical safety checks on private rentals, and how to report properly on any defects found.  Best Practice Guide 10: Electrical safety standards in the private rented sector, published by charity Electrical Safety First, is useful for electricians, landlords, letting agents and […]

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Gas engineers urged to take care around electricity

Martindale Electric is urging gas engineers to take extra care when working with or around electricity. Steve Dunning, Martindale’s Managing Director, explains why: Many gas engineers can come into contact with electricity whilst carrying out seemingly innocuous tasks and, sadly, preventable deaths still occur in the workplace. We are urging all gas engineers to identify […]

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Worrying trends one year after launch of reporting tool for unsafe electrical work

Over a year on from the launch of the reporting tool for unsafe and non-compliant electrical work, following a collaboration by the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR) and TrustMark, the results continue to highlight electrical safety concerns in the owner-occupied sector. 70% of the electrical safety faults which have been reported over the last 12 months […]

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Top 3 safety hazards to avoid for PV solar installations

Fluke looks at the top three electrical hazards to avoid when installing and maintaining PV solar installations to keep technicians safe: Renewable energy is one of the fastest-growing markets in the world – in the UK, solar installations have doubled within the last year and are expected to double again by 2030. Such rapid expansion […]

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ECA launches “Plan, Test, Isolate!” video

ECA has launched a new video as part of its campaign to reduce the number of injuries caused by incorrect isolation of low-voltage circuits (up to 1,000V AC or 1,500V DC). According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 14 people died from exposure to a live electrical circuit in 2020 alone. Since 2015, an average of […]

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