If you’re a Midlands-based landlord, you may well remember our previous post about Electrical Inspection Condition Reports (EICR) - Since July 2020 private landlords must demonstrate to all new specified tenancies that they have had a qualified electrical expert inspect their property. From 1 April 2021, this legislation extends to all new t
A new electrical safety campaign is under way targeting people who use small electrical beauty appliances such as hair dryers, straighteners and curling tongs. Items such as these have a thriving market where 'fake' versions of the genuine products are being sold as if they were genuine.
Your home electrics should run like a well oiled machine, however with years of daily usage without even as much as a look over, how do you know they're still keeping you safe?
If you have yet to decide upon a reasonable New Years Resolution or you have already broken yours – start afresh today and make a New Years Resolution that could save your life!
This last weekend I had a call out from a customer in my local area of Nottingham. It was a typical phone call that I am am used to getting out of hours and went along the lines of “my electrics are tripping for some reason”.
Why do electrics suddenly start tripping?
There is growing publicity around privately rented homes after startling figures revealed that private tenants were at greater risk of receiving an electrical shock than housing association tenants and home owners.
With another academic year starting, students are busy getting to know one another, finding their way round a new city and generally just enjoying life.
With the excitement of moving into a new house or even halls of residence, it is easy to overlook essential safety features within your living quarters – things like electricity, gas and water for example. (Would you know what to do if your lights went out?)
With the August bank holiday approaching, many people are thinking about getting away from it all for a few days. In typical British style, the weather isn't looking too great, however don't let bad weather deter you from checking out the electrical safety of your holiday accommodation. Whatever type of accommodation you stay in, from caravans to self catering cottages and hotels to tents, you can pretty much guarantee that electricity will feature somewhere in your holiday.
As a house holder in Nottingham, you will no doubt be aware of some of the dangers that electricity can present in the home, but what do you classify as a problem?
Many homes in Nottingham already have electrical dangers present that the householders are not aware of. This doesn't mean necessarily mean there are dangerous electrics in the home, it is often as simple as how you use electricity that can make it dangerous.