Electrical safety

  1. Keeping Abreast of the Wiring Regulations 3rd Amendment

    The 5th January 2015 publication of the latest version of BS7671 will introduce the 3rd Amendment to the 17th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. The enforcement of the content within the latest edition of the Wiring Regulations will be required from July 2015, with new regulations for the design, installation and commissioning of electrical installations, plus inspection and testing. It is important for electricians to get up to speed with Amendment 3 and its changes, advises Carole Jameson, Training Centre Administration Manager at PASS Electrical Training. Continue reading →
  2. Angle Grinder Mishap with Electrical Cable Flings Worker across Basement

    A Liverpool worker is ‘lucky to be alive’ after cutting through a live mains cable, having been told been told the electricity supply had been disconnected, Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard last week. Continue reading →
  3. Mind That Electric Gate

    Electric gates must be adequately guarded to avoid injury or death and yesterday a Leicester contractor pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 18 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 after a child’s head was trapped in electric gate, and was fined £4,000 with costs. Continue reading →
  4. Minister Unveils New Part P Register

    Last week at an event in the Houses of Parliament, the Minister for Communities and Local Government, Stephen Williams MP, officially unveiled the new mark and register for all domestic Part P registered electrical installers. The new website and logo was developed by all Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) authorised electrical Competent Person Scheme Operators in a bid to create a single point of reference for consumers seeking a registered electrical contractor. Continue reading →
  5. Worker in 2-Week Coma following Burns in 415V Electrical Explosion

    A North London labourer received life-threatening burn injuries in an explosion when he severed a 415V electrical cable, unaware it was still live, a court has heard. Continue reading →
  6. ECA Seeks Clarifications for Amendment 3 of Wiring Regulations

    PASS Ltd, the independent test equipment expert, is backing calls by the Electrical Contractors' Association for clarification on issues raised by the publication of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations. Continue reading →
  7. Electrical Safety First pushes for Five-Yearly Safety Checks

    Electrical Safety First is asking stakeholders to support its position on the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Review of Property Conditions in the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Continue reading →
  8. New BS Voltage Tester Standard bans Fuses

    The British Standard relating to two-pole voltage indicators, BS EN61243-3 was revised in 2010 and came into force in May 2013. Now all voltage indicators on the British and European markets should comply with the latest version of the standard, which precludes the use of a fuse. Continue reading →
  9. ESC tackles need for improved traceability in product recalls

    Product recalls is a subject we regularly visit on this blog. A recent Electrical Safety Council (ESC) round table attracted a host of senior figures from the electrical product supply chain, to discuss issues around traceability and product recall. The event – a follow up to the ESC’s Product Safety Conference, which took place last year - was attended by representatives from Bosch, Beko, Kenwood, Dixons, AMDEA, Retra and BEAMA; as well as key figures from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, ANEC (the European voice on standards), the British Standards Institute and Trading Standards. Continue reading →
  10. Pat Man pats PASS on the Back

    Newly-acquired PAT contractor Pat Man UK has given a thumbs up to PASS Ltd, the independent test equipment expert, for the quality of its advice when upgrading to the latest test equipment. Continue reading →
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