Electrical Safety

Electric Safety work practices are employed to prevent hazards that can cause burns, shocks and electrocution either directly or indirectly when work is performed on or near electrical equipment or circuits. Electricians carrying out work in England and Wales have to comply with Part P of the Building Regulations and in Scotland they have to comply with the Building Standards system.

A simple but effective tool, originally designed by Electrical Safety First to help trading standards identify potentially dangerous or counterfeit electrical items, has just been granted a design copyright.

Gripple Limited, the world-beating manufacturer of wire suspensions for building services installation, has taken cable management to yet another level in response to new wiring regulations where fire resistant suspended services are required.

With ride on lawn mowers and associated ground maintenance equipment amounting to thousands of pounds, safe and secure storage is essential to keep it protected from theft, vandalism and the elements.


Commenting on Baroness Grender’s Renters’ Rights Private Members’ Bill – which recently had its second reading in the House of Lords – Phil Buckle, Director General of the charity, Electrical Safety First, said:


Safety switches refer to enclosed switches that are designed to serve as disconnecting means for service entrance as well as offer fault protection for motors. The enclosure offers personnel a degree of protection against incidental contact with the live electrical equipment. 

For many years now, health and safety has become an increasing priority in the electrical trade.

An online game highlighting some electrifying Halloween horrors is raising awareness of the dangers of recalled products, and the need for product registration. The House of Horrors, developed by the charity, Electrical Safety First, is set in a typically haunted house.

New safety regulations designed to provide additional protection for tenants in the private rented sector (PRS) have a major flaw, according to the charity Electrical Safety First.  The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015, due to come into effect on 1st October – but the re