Electrical Safety

Five fires per day caused by white goods in England

white goods fire

Electrical Safety First calls on government to provide extra protection against electrical fire risks in tower blocks

Last year, 1,873 fires[i] were caused by domestic electrical white goods such as dishwashers and fridge freezers in England, the equivalent of over five fires per day[ii].  Following confirmation from the Metropolitan Police that a fridge freezer was the initial cause of ignition at Grenfell Tower, Electrical Safety First (ESF) is calling on government to  provide free mandatory electrical checks for homes in tower blocks.  According to ESF, access to these free checks is essential to ensure that tenants in tower blocks are safe from electrical fires.  

INEQUALITY STREET - which Scottish homes are more at risk?

(A leading safety charity thinks you might be surprised).

Did you know you could be safer living in Scotland’s Private Rented Sector (PRS) than in social housing – or even in your own home?

Electricity is the number one cause of fires in Scottish homes but the law provides varying levels of protection for those living in different housing tenures. So, leading safety charity, Electrical Safety First, is calling on the Scottish Government to ensure that everyone – no matter where they live – are protected from electrical accidents

Lantei Compliance Services to support businesses by hosting electrical safety seminars near you

Lantei

Nationwide electrical testing company, Lantei, have announced the return of their best practice, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited electrical safety seminars which are going to be bigger and better than ever before.

From previous successful seminars, Lantei are broadening their horizons by focusing increasingly on the seminars. The seminars aim to educate Duty Holders about the latest legislation and news within the electrical industry. They will support the delegates with their responsibilities by explaining how they can keep their workplaces safe and compliant.

Product safety debate continues

Hair Strighters

Responding to today’s Westminster Hall debate on the safety of white goods and product recalls, Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First commented:

“Electrical Safety First has lobbied hard for improvements to the product recall system, including via membership of the Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety – which is soon to release its final report and recommendations.

Compliance Confidence with the EISRS

EISRS

Since releasing the Electrical Installation Safety Record Summary (EISRS) earlier this year, NAPIT members across the country have been enjoying its benefits. The one-page document is designed to accompany the completion of Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICRs) by providing electrical inspectors and their customers with an easy to understand cover sheet which clearly summarizes the outcome of an EICR. 

 

Tyco launches PROFILE Flexible, the most advanced and intuitive fire and safety protection solution

Modular fire alarm control panel provides flexible solution for to improve safety and lower costs

Tyco Integrated Fire & Security today announced the launch of PROFILE Flexible, its most advanced range of modular fire alarm panels. Made to enhance the existing ZETTLER PROFILE family of touch screen panels, the new controllers offer a range of innovations and benefits to deliver improved fire safety for all typical building engineering applications and challenges.

Envirovent becomes niceic approved training centre

Nice Darren and Larry

Leading UK designer and manufacturer of ventilation systems EnviroVent has announced that the company’s training centre in Harrogate has now become a fully accredited NICEIC Approved Training Centre. 

NICEIC is the UK’s leading voluntary regulatory body for the electrical contracting industry.  For almost 60 years, it has been assessing the competence of electricians and its courses are recognised as amongst the best in the ventilation industry.

NAPIT Reaches out to Landlords on Electrical Safety

To let signs

On the 23rd of November, NAPIT attended the Leeds City Council Annual Landlord Forum of 2016. The event, which was free for landlords to attend and saw around 250 attendees, provided an opportunity to discuss the future of the private rented sector and update landlords on current, recent and proposed legislation which could affect them. Following NAPIT’s long term commitment to raising awareness of electrical safety in the private rented sector, we were invited to give a presentation on what landlords should and must do to ensure the electrical safety of the properties they let.

Authorising engineer forum puts electrical safety at top of agenda

Chris Wood

Develop Training Ltd (DTL) held its first Authorising Engineer Forum at The Hawkhills Emergency Planning Centre in Easingwold near York on Friday 9 December. In a day full of presentations from a cross-section of industry, electrical safety took centre stage with the importance of safe systems of work being stressed by the speakers.

Martindale Electric expands range of lock-outs

lock-outs

Martindale Electric continues to lead the way in safe isolation with the addition of new professional electrical locking off devices and kits for miniature circuit breakers and fuse holders.

The new lockouts, provide simple and reliable solutions to ensure circuits have been de-energised and properly isolated prior to maintenance and modifications of plant and equipment, in accordance with HSG85, the Electricity at Work Regulations.

Nw approach to electrical safety training vital to save lives, says new report

With more than 1,000 electricity-related accidents still reported every year, a new approach to training is vital to save lives, warns specialist training provider Develop Training Limited (DTL). 

Most accidents are caused by contact with energised and exposed live conductors. Faulty equipment or unsafe working practices can also cause death or severe injuries from electric shock and arc flash, especially where this leads to falls, burns, fire and explosion. 

DTL’s new whitepaper, Electrical Safety at Work: Developing competence for compliance, highlights how traditional training methods fall short and calls for a continuous learning approach.