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Emergency lighting

Is your Emergency Lighting up to standard?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Article 14, states that “emergency routes and exits must be indicated by signs and emergency routes and exits requiring illumination must be provided with emergency lighting of adequate intensity in the case of failure of their normal lighting.”  All non-domestic buildings must have emergency lighting installed in case of fire.

But what does emergency lighting actually do? And how does it work? Read more

Overhead power lines

Electricity – overhead power lines

The law says that any work near electric overhead power lines must be carefully planned and carried out to avoid danger from accidental contact or close proximity to the lines.

The precautions necessary will depend on the nature of the work at the site and will be required even when work near the line is of short duration.

Safety can be achieved by a combination of measures: Read more

Portable Electrical Equipment

The HSE have issued new guidance for maintaining portable electrical equipment. The guidance is for managers, electricians, technicians and users and gives sensible advice on maintaining portable electrical equipment to prevent danger. Read more