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Emergency Lighting Simple Guide

Posted on July 20, 2020

Emergency lighting is an essential part of the fire safety provision of a building and is a requirement of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. In the event of a fire or building evacuation, it’s a lifeline for staff and people in the building, illuminating the route to the nearest fire exit and assembly […]

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Testing Emergency Lighting

Posted on July 7, 2020

Maintaining your emergency lighting units is important to ensure that lighting tubes are actually working and that the back-up battery is capable to last the full duration required by the standards. The “responsible person” of a business or organisation ensures that the periodic checks are carried out and documented in a fire safety logbook. Below […]

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What is Emergency Lighting

Posted on July 2, 2020

In the event of a fire and the power supply fails your first plan of action will be to evacuate the property as quickly and safely as possible. That’s why having an effective emergency lighting system is of critical importance. Without it, finding your way out of a building, no matter how familiar, will be […]

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Tips to spot a rogue electrician

Posted on February 21, 2020

In a previous post we explained how to find a great property maintenance company, but how can you tell if you’re about to hire a rogue electrician? In a recent survey carried out by BT on tradespeople it was revealed that electricians come tops for trustworthiness mainly due to good manners, time keeping and appearance. […]

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Emergency Lighting Guide

Posted on September 6, 2019

  Emergency lighting is one of those hidden services that most people won’t even be aware of, but in actual fact plays an essential part of keeping people safe in the event of a power cut or fire. We hope our simple emergency lighting guide will help you get a better understanding of how they […]

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Are your Properties Compliant with Emergency Lighting Legislation?

Posted on April 25, 2019

As electrical contractors, we undertake a variety of electrical inspections, including emergency lighting testing. As a landlord or business owner, are you confident that your premises comply with emergency lighting legislation? A good level of light ensures that we can easily undertake daily activities. In the case of a power cut, emergency lighting can make […]

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Homeowners Electrical Safety

Posted on February 12, 2019

Electrical Safety research has shown that some homeowners are taking a risk by not getting their electrics checked properly. This leaves them vulnerable to faulty electrical appliances and faults within their home. Each year around 43,000 fires occur within the home and over 8,170 (19%) are caused by electrical faults and 10,750 (25%) are caused […]

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Periodic Electrical Inspections Explained

Posted on August 30, 2018

All electrical installations deteriorate with age and use. They should therefore be inspected and tested at regular intervals to check whether they are in a satisfactory condition for continued use. Such safety checks are commonly referred to as ‘periodic electrical inspection and testing’. Once completed you will be issued with an Electrical Condition Report (EICR). […]

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Should you invest in LED bulbs!

Posted on August 21, 2018

Chances are, you won’t be the first property owner to be found scratching your head in the lighting aisle of your local home improvement store pondering over the added expense of LED bulbs. Rapidly replacing incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent, are LED bulbs worth the cost? Should you invest in LED bulbs……here are our thoughts: […]

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Electrical Safety Certificate/Report Costs – How Much Should You Pay?

Posted on April 30, 2018

This post is all about electrical safety certificate and reports, what they are, how long they take to complete, how often you should have one done and how much they cost. Technically, there is a difference between a report and a certificate; a report is generated when an electrician conducts a test of an existing […]

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