Electrical Safety Advice

Causes of electrical fires Nine out of 10 (89%) electrical fires are caused by electrical products. A relatively small percentage (11%) are caused by faults in installations or by people not using installations properly. By having the electrics in your home checked regularly and by taking some simple precautions with your electrical appliances, you can… Read more »

Counterfeit DIY Products.

If you’re planning to do a spot of DIY, you need to make sure you have the right tools for the job. But do you have a potentially deadly fake lurking in your toolbox? The number of reported counterfeits in the UK has grown by 12% over the last 12 months, and these are just… Read more »

Bright Ideas for Safer Garden Lighting

Garden lighting is commonplace, but can create a safety risk if not properly installed. For mains supplied lighting in the garden follow these simple suggestions: Buy good quality electrical outdoor lighting equipment from a reputable stockist. Make sure any outdoor lights are weatherproof. Ensure light fittings used in water features are waterproof. Have it installed… Read more »

Electrics, after flooding.

Do not attempt any electrical repairs or connection of temporary supplies yourself – always use a registered electrician Arrange for an inspection and test to be carried out on the property. The registered electrician will issue you with an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) which will identify the condition of the wiring and equipment in… Read more »

Are e-cigarettes safe?

The number of people using electronic cigarettes has increased dramatically in recent years, but this rise in use has also seen a rise in safety concerns. Worries about possible health implications aside, there have been a number of reported incidents involving e-cigarette chargers, including numerous alarming reports of chargers that have exploding whilst in use…. Read more »

Bank Holiday DIY.

Electrical safety for the Bank Holiday weekend. • Home improvements bring the potential for electrical accidents but people often unaware of the dangers • Half of all severe electric shocks are caused by DIY attempts • 70% of people don’t take proper precautions when using electrical equipment outdoors Whilst home improvements, both indoors and out,… Read more »

Electrical safety for pets.

Here are some steps that you can take to reduce the risk of electrical fires in your home. 1. Make sure that plug sockets are not overloaded – if too many appliances draw power from one socket, it can overheat and catch fire. 2. Never leave washing machines or dishwashers running when you are out… Read more »

Top five tips for electrical DIY

1. Locate cables in your wall. A common DIY error is accidentally drilling, nailing or screwing things into cables hidden inside your walls. A quality cable detector can help you to track buried cables before you start work and avoid the risk of an electric shock. 2. Use an RCD (residual current device). An RCD… Read more »

Passion into Profit. Free Book.

Amazing Book. I found that this book is well worth a read if your interested in turning your passion, into profit. This is Andy Harringtons Free Book, Passion into Profit. Check it out here. https://inspwr.isrefer.com/go/pip/a14721/

Security Lights.

Outdoor lighting can help to scare off unwanted intruders. Burglars are generally looking out for easy targets. Putting outside security lighting around you home is one of many things you can do to keep your home secure. Here are a few ideas for outside lighting that might help you boost your home’s security. 1. Surround… Read more »

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