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Emergency Lights and Why Your Business Should have them Tested

Emergency lighting – you might not think you know what it is and could have been lucky enough never to have used them but have a look at the picture here and we’re sure you’ll know what we are talking about: Aaaaaah, that green man!!!! Seen him around haven’t you? Just on a subliminal level.

Is PAT Testing in an Office Environment Really Necessary?

Business owner? Office based? Employ staff? Having your office equipment PAT tested is just another unnecessary expense…isn’t it? Well, you’d be surprised. Whilst PAT testing in the office does NOT need to tested by a qualified electrician every year, the law still requires employers to assess risks and take appropriate action. However, as that employer,

PAT Testing – What is a Portable Appliance Anyway?

It’s a phrase that those in the PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) industry use when writing blogs, twitter feeds, emails, Facebook page updates, mail-shots and in general conversation BUT as a business owner, are you aware what it really means??? More importantly are you aware that according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) “25% of all reportable electrical

Fuse wire recall

Urgent Product Recall Electrical contractors are being urged to cease using 5 amp fuse wire purchased in the last six months from either: B&Q, Wilkinson, Homebase, Makro or Robert Dyas. The wire has been identified as defective and may result in significant overheating with a potential risk of fire. Anyone who believes they might have

Fee News

Fees frozen for NICEIC contractors In a move that will be welcomed by its 26,000 registered contractors, NICEIC has announced it is freezing all registration fees from April 2012 through to April 2013. “NICEIC has made this decision in recognition of our customers’ continued support and the business pressures every one of our contractor’s face,”