How To Find The Right Electrician For Your Needs

plug-and-switchHaving been involved in the electrical world for many years, we are more than aware of the number of choices you have when it comes to having some form of electrical work done.

Whether it is a small job (fitting new switches and sockets) or it’s a large scale job (rewiring a whole buildings electrics), it doesn’t take long to find a huge range of different companies willing to do some work for you.

As convenient as this may seem, it is extremely vital that you pick someone that you are confident will complete your specific project with the quality you expect, and within timescales and a budget you have set. Continue reading

Avoid Electrical Accidents At All Costs

electric-shock-signSimply said, electricity can be a major safety threat. Whether you are at your home, in your office or working on a construction site, electricity is extremely hazardous.

Every year around the world, hundreds and thousands of people are injured or killed at work due to electrical shocks and burns

Especially on construction sites, when workers are sometimes required to work with and around electrics, which puts them in dangerous positions. Accidents with electricity can cause serious injury, or even death. The smallest amount of electrical energy can cause extreme damage. Continue reading

What Is PAT Testing?

Colourful and cut electric cablesPortable Appliance Testing (otherwise known as PAT testing) is the process of routinely checking electrical equipment for safety of use.  The correct term for the whole process is ‘in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment’, as defined in the IEE regulations.

Household appliances are not required to have regular inspections, it is only public places and places of work.

Health and safety regulations state that to prevent staff / workers from any electrical harm then appliances must be safe to use.  Although inspected at regular intervals, depending on the specific type of equipment and the environment it is used in, depends on how often it is checked. Continue reading