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How to Spot and Avoid Rogue Electricians and Cowboy Builders

How to Spot and Avoid Rogue Electricians and Cowboy Builders

18/06/2013 sparksdirect

We recently stumbled upon a great article put out by the AdviceGuide - self help from Citizens...

Top Tips for Electrical Safety in the Bathroom - Bathroom Safety

Top Tips for Electrical Safety in the Bathroom - Bathroom Safety

05/07/2012 sparksdirect

Accidents happen, but it is good not to provide the circumstances or the devices that cause...

Top Tips for Landlords concerning the Electrical Safety of their Property

Top Tips for Landlords concerning the Electrical Safety of their Property

15/06/2012 sparksdirect

The article at MyLocalElectrician caught our attention one of these days, and we realized the...

Wiring Regulations for domestic installations: nails, walls, and earthing

Wiring Regulations for domestic installations: nails, walls, and earthing

10/04/2012 sparksdirect

This article is a continuation of, Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar...

Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar installations

Wiring Regulations: New or rewired domestic and similar installations

20/03/2012 sparksdirect

The good folks at the Electrical Safety Council have a lot of good information when it comes to...

Tips for Kitchen Safety from ESC - water and electricity can be dangerous!

Tips for Kitchen Safety from ESC - water and electricity can be dangerous!

13/02/2012 sparksdirect

The kitchen is usually packed with electrical appliances, eating utensils, all kinds of cups and...

Periodic Inspection and Testing Explained - Electrical Safety Council advice

Periodic Inspection and Testing Explained - Electrical Safety Council advice

20/01/2012 sparksdirect

The kind people at ESC (Electrical Safety Council) have many helpful advice concerning Electrics...

ESC reports: conclusions and findings after the Health and Beauty Products test

ESC reports: conclusions and findings after the Health and Beauty Products test

12/08/2011 admin

This is the continuation of the article entitled, ESC reports: health and beauty products put to...

ESF reports: health and beauty products put to the test; most are unsafe to use!

ESF reports: health and beauty products put to the test; most are unsafe to use!

12/08/2011 sparksdirect

Have you ever wondered, how safe are the health and beauty products so largely available in the...

ESC First Aid advice: in case of an electric shock, what should I do?

ESC First Aid advice: in case of an electric shock, what should I do?

17/05/2011 sparksdirect

We grew up learning about this, we are being taught in school about the first aid in case someone...

Home, Safe Home! Illustrated Tips for Avoiding Electrical Hazards and Energy Saving at Home(part two)

Home, Safe Home! Illustrated Tips for Avoiding Electrical Hazards and Energy Saving at Home(part two)

08/04/2011 sparksdirect

We hope you enjoyed the first part of the ESC Illustrated Guide to Avoiding Electrical Hazards and...

Home, Safe Home! Top Tips to reduce electrical accidents and injuries at home

Home, Safe Home! Top Tips to reduce electrical accidents and injuries at home

07/04/2011 sparksdirect

There is a booklet put out by the Electrical Safety Council entitled, Home, Safe Home! - the tips...

Video Guide: Electrical Safety at Home Guide and Advice, via the Electrical Safety First

Video Guide: Electrical Safety at Home Guide and Advice, via the Electrical Safety First

18/03/2011 sparksdirect

Over 50% of people don't know what an RCD is, but it could save your life! The video below - made...

Advice for Downlighter Safety(2): reflector types and checking your existing downlighters

Advice for Downlighter Safety(2): reflector types and checking your existing downlighters

10/03/2011 sparksdirect

This article is the second part of the Electrical Safety Council Advice for Downlighter Safety...

Advice for Downlighter Safety(1): types of downlighters and tips for installing new downlighters

Advice for Downlighter Safety(1): types of downlighters and tips for installing new downlighters

10/03/2011 sparksdirect

Downlighters are one of the most modern and attractive ways to brighten up your home, but choosing...

ESC advice regarding checking a plug and the plug fuses; the plugs and the electrical safety

ESC advice regarding checking a plug and the plug fuses; the plugs and the electrical safety

16/12/2010 admin

The following tips and advice are taken from the Checking a plug and the Plug Fuses pages on the...

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