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electrical equipment

Is it Safe to Use Electrical Equipment in the Garden This Easter Weekend?

Easter weekend is normally the perfect time to get out in the garden to start weeding, mowing the lawn and getting things back in order following the effects of the winter months. However, the amount of rain we have been having here is making it an extremely hard task to do! How many of you…

snow

Electricity Concerns We Face During Snow and Icy Conditions

The snow we have had over the past month has certainly been pretty to look at. But, for those of us who have had to travel in it, may not feel as fortunate, and probably can’t wait for it to thaw away and for spring to finally appear. Snow and icy conditions are not only…

WEEE

How Does the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling (WEEE) Regulation Effect You?

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recycling (WEEE) regulation stands for equipment and products that need a battery or have a plug. The regulation came into force in July 2007 to try to encourage people to recycle old electrical products, rather than just throwing them in the bin. It’s estimated over 2 million tonnes of…

Landlords

Calling All Landlords! Are Your Properties Safe?

There are steps landlords can take to try their best to prevent a fire taking place in their properties and to safeguard tenants. Every week we seem to be hearing reports of fires breaking out due to faulty electrics or appliances, putting peoples lives at risk. It’s devastating to read the newspapers or watch the…

burglar alarm

What Would You Do If Your Neighbours Burglar Alarm Was Going Off?

What would you do if your neighbours burglar alarm was going off? Would you go and investigate or ignore it and hope it stops making that awful sound any time soon? I had an interesting conversation with a friend the other day who left for work about 8:30am and in a rush, they activated the…

New Year's Resolutions

Make Electrical Safety Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year again when we reflect on the year and make New Year’s resolutions for the year ahead. How many of you have vowed to go to the gym at least 3 times a week, give up alcohol for the month of January, or to eat no junk food? Many of us…

Christmas light

How to Pack Away & Store Your Christmas Lights Safely

New Year’s Eve is with us and the festivities are quickly coming to an end. Whether you have already taken your Christmas light decorations down or are going to during the next week, there are ways you should pack away and store them safely. The last thing anyone wants is the recurring theme each year…

outdoor Christmas lights

The Do’s and Don’ts of Outside Christmas Lights

Christmas is upon us and the Christmas decorations are out in full flow. Front and back gardens have come alight with outside Christmas lights, outdoor tree lighting, and welcoming decorative entrances to celebrate the festive season. If you are using outside Christmas lights, here’s our guide to the do’s and don’ts for safe use this…

Christmas lights

How Safe Are Your Christmas Lights?

The festive season is upon us and by now many of us would have retrieved the Christmas lights and decorations from storage, in preparation to putting them up around the home in time for the Christmas celebrations. However, no matter how well we store our Christmas lights, 12 months packed away can lead to them…

Smoke alarms

What You Need to Know About Testing Your Smoke Alarms

Have you ever tested your smoke alarms in your home? Apparently, over a fifth of households never test them and one in ten households do not even have a smoke alarm. It’s certainly not worth the risk of not having any, or even not checking if they are in working order. However, what’s worse is…