Here you will find all of our latest news as well as frequently asked questions about electrical maintenance and compliance.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 11:55
Changes to the Fire Risk Assessment Code of Practice (PAS 79)
In December 2020, the British Standards Institution (BSI), revised the Fire Risk Assessment Standard, also known as PAS 79. Find out more about the changes made.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 10:07
The 2020 roundup
You may think 2020 has been a quiet year in the world of 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 is changing
If you own a rental property, did you know the law is changing? From April 2021, you will need a landlord electrical safety (EICR) certificate.
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 12:47
The engineer and the trouser press: 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 unusual!
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.
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 10:33
Why do I need a PAT testing certificate?
Why do I need a certificate of compliance? Join us as we take a look at what this certificate shows and what you can do with it.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 08:55
Don’t get left out in the cold when it comes to your electric heater
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 this year with Hawkesworth’s free Christmas light safety guide
We have a free Christmas present for you! Sign up to 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.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 09:52
How often does emergency lighting need to be tested?
It is vital emergency lighting is working correctly. Find out more about emergency lighting and the frequency you need to test it to ensure it stays compliant.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 09:14
Stay safe when buying electrical equipment online
Buying a cheap pair of hair straighteners or a new 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.
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 10:14
1 in 12 people leave their phone charging under their pillow
8% of the population of the UK leave their phone charging under their pillow when they go to sleep, our exclusive survey has revealed.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 10:47
What needs PAT testing?
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.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 09:53
Electrical equipment testing in schools - keep safe from the risk of fire
Find out why electrical equipment testing (also known as PAT testing) is so important in schools, in order to help reduce the risk of fire
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, holiday rental or HMO, there are laws in place to help ensure the safety of your tenants. Find out more about EICR regulations.
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 10:27
Fire safety in the office – five ways you can prevent the risk of fire
All fires are devastating, but a fire happening to your business can result in the loss of assets, structural damage to your building and potential loss of life
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 07:55
Charity calls for amendments to Fire Safety Bill
The Government must give serious consideration to introducing electrical checks in tower blocks around the country, a safety charity is warning.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 06:04
Do you need to install a fire alarm?
Having a fire alarm is a legal requirement for premises that need them, but many employers are not certain whether they need one installing or not.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 14:00
Everything you need to know about electrical equipment inspection
This article will answer your frequently asked questions about electrical equipment inspection (PAT testing), including what is involved & what needs testing.