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Advice for Parents: How to Keep your Children Safe around Electricity

Advice for Parents: How to Keep your Children Safe around Electricity

15/06/2023 sparksdirect

Advice for Parents: How to Keep your Children Safe around Electricity; all parents need to know the advice and rules regarding how to keep the children safe from electricity

Simple Visual Safety Checks around your Home that can Save your Life

Simple Visual Safety Checks around your Home that can Save your Life

28/06/2019 sparksdirect

When we are at home, we usually feel very safe and become complacent. However, overlooking...

Hager Consumer Units for Social Housing inside and out - think safety!

Hager Consumer Units for Social Housing inside and out - think safety!

12/06/2012 sparksdirect

This article is inspired from Hager's own, Social Housing Consumer Unit brochure, which deals with...

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...

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...

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...

ESC advice: what is a fusebox, and more about the mains switch, the fuses, and the RCDs(consumer units tips)

ESC advice: what is a fusebox, and more about the mains switch, the fuses, and the RCDs(consumer units tips)

21/12/2010 admin

After quoting the Electrical Safety Council about the Plugs and the Fuses(for more electrical...

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(4) - Protection against electric shock and overvoltage

Hager Guide to Commercial Installations(4) - Protection against electric shock and overvoltage

10/12/2010 admin

This is part four of the Hager Guide to the Commercial Installations(read more about the Type B...

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...

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...

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...

Electrical Safety and You(2): tips for reducing the risk of electrical hazards or injuries

Electrical Safety and You(2): tips for reducing the risk of electrical hazards or injuries

05/05/2010 admin

After presenting the hazard risks of dealing and working around/with the electricity, and once you...

The RCDs explained: What is a Residual Current Device? What types of RCDs are available?

The RCDs explained: What is a Residual Current Device? What types of RCDs are available?

21/04/2010 admin

What is a RCD, and what types of RCDs are there? Via the Electrical Safety Council website there...

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