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Tips for Fire and Electrical Safety and Avoiding Electrical Fires at Home

Tips for Fire and Electrical Safety and Avoiding Electrical Fires at Home

19/03/2020 sparksdirect

When it comes to fire safety and electrical fires, we can become very complacent due to a feeling...

Introducing MK and Hager Amendment 3 Compliant Consumer Units at Sparks

Introducing MK and Hager Amendment 3 Compliant Consumer Units at Sparks

18/08/2015 sparksdirect

After speaking of the 3rd Amendment to the 17th Edition Regs (which comes into full application in...

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...

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...

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...

Plug Into Safety - Use RCDs to protect yourself, protect your family, and protect your home!

Plug Into Safety - Use RCDs to protect yourself, protect your family, and protect your home!

29/11/2010 admin

Did you notice the Plug Into Safety campaign by ESC(Electrical Safety Council)? We have previously...

ESC advice on Child Safety from Every Day Electrical Dangers around the home, electrical safety tips

ESC advice on Child Safety from Every Day Electrical Dangers around the home, electrical safety tips

08/11/2010 admin

We all remember the small things / plug safety our parents used to put on when we were young; when...

Hager Video - Hager advices about the Type B Distribution Boards and the 17th edition of Building Regulations

Hager Video - Hager advices about the Type B Distribution Boards and the 17th edition of Building Regulations

24/09/2010 admin

Great video put out by Hager in their Type B Distribution Boards section, a short clip that...

Living together safely(2) - Tips and simple electrical rules for avoiding electrical shock/fire hazards

Living together safely(2) - Tips and simple electrical rules for avoiding electrical shock/fire hazards

13/09/2010 admin

This article is a continuation of the Living together safely(1) - Electrical Tips and simple rules...

Outdoor Electricity installation, some safety tips for luminaires, cables, and their positioning

Outdoor Electricity installation, some safety tips for luminaires, cables, and their positioning

21/07/2010 admin

Installing electricity in the garden is not a job for amateurs. The electrical equipment in the...

How safe is the wiring in your home(2)? The Part P of the Regs and Rewire first, decorate later

How safe is the wiring in your home(2)? The Part P of the Regs and Rewire first, decorate later

07/07/2010 admin

This article is the second part of the "How Safe is the Wiring in Your Home?" advice from NICEIC -...

Turn your bathroom into a safe sanctuary - the shower, the heating, and the bathroom luxuries

Turn your bathroom into a safe sanctuary - the shower, the heating, and the bathroom luxuries

15/06/2010 admin

This article is a continuation of the previous one that says "Turn your bathroom into a safe...

The 17th edition Consumer Units from Hager, Split Load, Twin RCCB Incomer

The 17th edition Consumer Units from Hager, Split Load, Twin RCCB Incomer

27/04/2010 admin

The recent Wiring Regulations BS 7671 published on January the 1st 2008 specify a more extensive...

Video - short Domestic Consumer Unit guide to the 17th regulations

Video - short Domestic Consumer Unit guide to the 17th regulations

31/03/2010 admin

We have previously posted the Hager guide to the 17th edition - The Consumer Unit Guide to the...

MK wiring devices, MK Albany Plus, decorative switches and sockets

MK wiring devices, MK Albany Plus, decorative switches and sockets

17/03/2009 admin

Available in both matt chrome and satin brass finishes, the MK Albany Plus brings stylish yet...

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