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Gas Safety Week – It’s here!

 Sep, 15 - 2014   GasSafetyContinue Reading

Today marks the long awaited launch of Gas Safety Week 2014!    This year a record breaking 4,175 people have pledged their support to Gas Safety week. From Sole traders to multi-million pound business’s, everyone is doing their bit to raise awareness and support the cause!   We’ve been doing...

Gas safety for employers

 Sep, 12 - 2014   GasSafetyContinue Reading

With Gas Safety Week just around the corner, it’s not just homeowners that need to know the importance of keeping their appliances in good working order. Employers have even more of a responsibility with multiple people potentially at risk if gas equipment is unsafe.   The law Health and Safety...

Are you supporting Gas Safety Week?

 Sep, 08 - 2014   GasSafetyContinue Reading

It’s under two weeks until Gas Safety Week, a time to remind customers about the importance of gas safety and an opportunity for Gas Safe Registered installers to generate new business from annual gas safety checks, and the updating of old appliances.   Taking place from the 15th – 21st...

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....