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The 4th edition of the IET Code of practice

 Aug, 29 - 2014   ElectricalContinue Reading

  The 4th edition of the IET Code of Practice (CoP) focuses on the importance of risk assessment based on an electrical appliance’s type, environment and usage. A proportionate response to testing and inspection is essential to ensure all workplace electrical systems are maintained and safe.   New guidance To...

A history of Portable Appliance Testing

 Aug, 20 - 2014   ElectricalContinue Reading

Portable appliance testing (PAT testing) is an often discussed and debated issue in the electrical services industry. Although the regular testing of electrical equipment was pretty common in government properties, tool hire and other sectors before the introduction of the Electricity At Work Regulations 1989 (EAWR 1989), the legislation was the beginning of a...

Video – The explosive limits of natural gas

 Aug, 13 - 2014   GasSafetyContinue Reading

Here is an entertaining example of the effect of the composition of an inflammable gas and air (Oxygen) with (sort of) explosive results. Before combustion can occur, three conditions must be met simultaneously. A fuel (ie. flammable gas) and air must exist in certain proportions, along with an ignition source, such as...

Corgi gas training – A history of safety

 Aug, 07 - 2014   GasSafetyContinue Reading

Gas training has evolved over the years. Most of us remember the name CORGI as something other than a royal dog or a brand of highly collectable antique toy cars. CORGI (Council for registered gas installers) was established in 1970 as a direct response of the Ronan Point gas explosion of 1968....

Get Gas Safe!

 Jul, 21 - 2014   SafetyContinue Reading

With less than two months to go, we are gearing up for Gas Safety Week 2014, which takes place from 15th-21st September! Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of your gas appliances. Across the country, organisations from sole trader...

Were you an apprentice?

 Jul, 02 - 2014   ApprenticeshipsContinue Reading

The apprenticeship scheme has lots of benefits – for the young and/or often unemployed apprentices it allows them to embark on a rewarding career and for the employers that support the scheme, nurturing these stars will help their business grow. In fact, 96% of employers that take on apprentices report...