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Category: Safety

10 Electrifying Facts About Your Fuse Box

In every home there is a distribution board, commonly called a fuse box or circuit breaker box. This enclosure controls all the electricity that comes into your home. It is the heart of your home’s electrical system. Everything runs through the fuse box, but what is it? What, exactly, does it do? And why should…

Working Safely With Electricity

When planning to work with electricity: Do a risk assessment for the work you are planning, and make sure this covers electrical hazards. Learn how to recognize electrical wires. These may be overhead power lines, electrical wiring in a workplace, or cables buried under the ground. Get an up-to-date map of the services in the…

Periodic Inspection

A Periodic Inspection will: reveal if any electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded find any potential shock and fire hazards in the installation identify any defective DIY electrical work highlight any lack of earthing or bonding Tests are also carried out on wiring and associated fixed electrical equipment to check that it is safe and…

Electrotechnical Certification Scheme Health and Safety

The ECS Health & Safety Assessment ensures that all SELECT members are competent in health and safety issues within the work place. All of Pulse Electrical’s electricians have passed this assessment. This gives our customers the confidence that all work will be carried out safely.

SafeContractor – Health and Safety Assessment Scheme

SafeContractor is a national trade association that promotes health and safety best practice. They have over 18,000 members, including Pulse Electrical (Dundee) Ltd, across the UK. Members are assessed on their health and safety practice to make sure they meet SafeContractors high standards.

Periodic Inspection Report

Electrical Inspection and Testing Also known as Periodic Inspection, which is an inspection on the condition of an existing electrical installation, to identify any deficiencies against the current electrical safety standard for installations. A periodic inspection will: Reveal if any of your electrical circuits or equipment is overloaded Find any potential electrical shock risks and…

Portable Appliance Testing

Pat testing or portable appliance testing is an important part of any health & safety policy. This post is intended as a guide to both the legal implications and to the technical requirements. The Health & Safety Executive states that 25% of all reportable electrical accidents involve portable appliances. The Electricity at Work Regulations place…

Electrical Emergencies

Here is some safety advice if you ever come across someone who has been electrocuted: NEVER touch a person who has been electrocuted AND is still in contact with the faulty electrical equipment Turn off the electricity supply immediately If you can’t find the supply or don’t know where it is, you can attempt to…

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