Monday, June 21, 2021 - 13:49
Four things you need to consider when bringing electric vehicles into your business
Making a move to electric vehicles doesn’t have to be daunting. Here is our guide to what you need to consider if you want to introduce EVs to your business.
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 15:46
Why outsource your PAT testing?
If you work in facilities or estates management, outsourcing your PAT can help you get more done. Here are some of the reasons why it can benefit your business.
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 09:33
EICR - what do I do if I can’t switch off the power?
An EICR inspection tests the electrical installation in your building. However, what do you do if you can’t switch the power off or access particular circuits?
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 11:30
The Fire Safety Bill is now the Fire Safety Act
The Fire Safety Act has now been passed into law. Find out what the brand new act entails, what it has replaced, and what it has not covered.
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 10:31
Check your chargers - how to keep safe
Like all appliances, phones & laptop chargers can be dangerous if not used correctly. Join us as we look at how you can keep your chargers safe.
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 10:26
Birmingham Clean Air Zone launches on 1 June
The Birmingham Clean Air Zone (CAZ) launches at the start of June. This may have an impact on you if you drive a vehicle through Birmingham City Centre.
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 10:01
EICR changes to the rental sector in Northern Ireland on the horizon
Changes to the private rental sector in Northern Ireland may shortly be due following a consultation on proposals to reform the sector.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 16:49
A guide to PAT testing for facilities and estate managers
Whether you are responsible for a school, office, leisure centre, hotel or healthcare facility here is our comprehensive guide to PAT testing.
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 12:08
Do I need to get cleaning equipment PAT tested?
If you run a cleaning business, operate housekeeping services or have cleaning equipment in your office, do you need to get it PAT tested?
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 09:14
EV charging point installation - Hawkesworth leads the charge
Hawkesworth has added a new business stream to its portfolio of services. Find out more about our EV charging point installation and maintenance services.
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 11:18
What happens if my EICR inspection is unsatisfactory?
If you are a landlord, you must have an EICR carried out at each property you own every five years. What do you do if your report is unsatisfactory?
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 09:39
Do I need to get hire equipment PAT tested?
Who is responsible for PAT testing (also known as electrical equipment testing) hire equipment? Is it your business or the company leasing the equipment?
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 09:11
When should I replace my electrical equipment?
Electrical equipment does not last forever. Old and malfunctioning electrical equipment not only takes longer to work, but can be dangerous too.
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 09:53
The future of the workplace – what will change?
The world is finally starting to open up again after lockdown. However, the pandemic has meant that the way we work in the office has permanently changed
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 10:33
Why damaged electrical cables need to be replaced
Electrical cords, cables, wires and flexes can all get damaged over time. However, damaged cables not only look unsightly, but can be dangerous too.
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 10:43
Fire and smoke alarms in Scotland - changes to the law
If you have a property in Scotland (either domestic or rental) the law in regard to smoke alarms is changing. This guide will explain how you can stay compliant
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 09:53
Electrical thermal imaging - what can it be used for?
In this article we take a look at electrical thermal imaging, how it can be used and the benefits it has over using EICR in certain situations.
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 09:59
How to keep your electrical equipment safe when working from home
Here is our guide to staying safe when working from home, and how to keep your electrical equipment like laptops and monitors fully functional.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 15:30
New emergency lighting guidance for FM managers
In January 2021, The Society of Light & Lighting published a guidance document which addresses lighting in regards to facilities management companies
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 09:32
A guide to fire risk assessments for landlords
If you own a rental property, you need to ensure it is safe for your tenants. Fire can not only cause a loss of possessions but also a loss of life.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 10:26
Landlords and EICR testing - EIC vs EICR
Join us as we look at the difference between an Electrical Installation Certificate (EIC) and EICR, and how this may affect you if you are a landlord.
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 16:39
What is a 'flick' and a 'duration' test?
If you are not sure what a flick or duration test is when it comes to emergency lighting, this short guide will explain why the two different tests are needed.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 10:07
The 2020 electrical testing roundup
You may think 2020 has been a quiet year in electrical testing… however, you would be surprised! Join us as we look at what has happened this year.
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 10:50
Landlord electrical safety certificates – the law has changed
If you own a rental property, did you know the law has changed? From April 2021, you will need a landlord electrical safety (EICR) certificate.
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 12:47
The most unusual electrical equipment we are asked to test
Most things we check are standard items like computer monitors and kettles. However, now and again we get asked to test things that are a little more bizarre!
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 08:52
What are the PAT testing requirements for landlords?
If you let a property out to tenants, you need to ensure it is safe. One of the ways you can do this is by testing any electrical equipment you provide them.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 08:55
Seven ways to keep your electric heater safe
Although electric heaters are a great way of heating a room, they can be dangerous if misused. Here are our top tips for ensuring you stay warm and safe.
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:51
Deck the halls safely with our Christmas light safety guide
We have a free Christmas present for you! Sign up for our newsletter and receive your free light safety guide to help keep you safe through the festive season.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 10:09
All you need to know about EICR
If you are responsible for a building, you may have heard the word ‘EICR’ mentioned. Find out more about what EICR is, and how it can keep you safe.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 09:14
Stay safe when buying electrical equipment online
Buying a cheap pair of hair straighteners or a toaster may sound tempting, but these products can be dangerous. Find out more about shopping safely online.
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 14:33
PAT testing and the law
What are your legal obligations as duty-holder when it comes to PAT testing? Find out your requirements in our short guide.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:47
What do you need to get PAT tested?
View our short guide to see what needs to be included if you are organising PAT testing (also known as electrical equipment testing) for your business.
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 11:51
A guide to PAT testing in the office
Health & Safety in the office is essential. One of the ways you can keep your staff and building safe is by PAT testing your electrical appliances.
Monday, September 7, 2020 - 10:00
How often should I get an EICR?
An EICR inspection is essential for keeping your electrical installations safe, but how often should you have one done? Our handy guide will show you.
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:43
A guide to EICR for landlords
If you own a property or HMO, there are laws in place to ensure the safety of your tenants. Find out more about EICR regulations & how you can stay compliant.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 14:00
Your guide to PAT testing
This article will answer your frequently asked questions about electrical equipment inspection (PAT testing), including what is involved & what needs testing.