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Carry out a test of your smoke alarms todayTo ensure your household fire detecton and alarm system  operates correctly it should be tested and maintained on a regular basis. Please see the 3 simple steps to carry this outStep 1Check that the green light on the alarm is on (this shows that it is receiving mains power). If it is off, check your fuseboard/consumer unit for a circuit marked ‘Smoke Alarms’ which may be turned off. If it is...

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Is our British politeness putting us in danger

Us Brits are renowned for being apologetic and tend to avoid awkward situations.  Recent research by Electrical Safety suggests social awkwardness – and a reluctance to ask potentially embarrassing questions – is putting millions of people at risk of electrical disaster. The research carried out by Electrical Safety First found that over 18 million of us are too embarrassed to ask if an electrician is registered to carry out electrical work in our home. While the majority of us...

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Doing some gardening next weekend

One of my neighbour’s sons used an electric lawnmower for the first time last week. He did not appreciate that the air drawn up by the mower could also lift up the power cable as he run over it cutting the cable in halve. Fortunately the electrical was protected by a residual current device (RCD) so the power was safely cut in milli-seconds. If you are gardening next weekend you might want to check out this infographic about safety in the garden Source: Infographic: How safe are you...

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Check if your electrical product has a recall

Product RecallsThe average success rate of an electrical product recall in the UK is just 10-20%. This means that there are potentially millions of recalled electrical items still in UK homes. As most of these products have been recalled because they offer a risk of electric shock or electrical fire, they present a serious risk. The  electrical goods most often reported as faulty or dangerous are:Electrical chargers Adaptors, including those used for travel Extension and spare product...

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Don’t Kill Your Phone with a Dodgy Charger

It might be cheaper to buy your phone charge from an internet site but is it worth risking your phone and possibly more as this infographic demonstrates   Source: Dont kill your phone infographic from Electrical Safety...

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Replace inefficient downlighters promotion

Replace inefficient downlighters with LED downlighters promotion From working in customers houses we see the problems associated with old low voltage halogen or mains downlighters. Recessed ceiling downlighters suffer from heat problems causing the connectors to burn out, the bulbs to fail and the transformers in the ceiling to fail on a regular basis. Traditional light bulbs (incandescent) and halogen lamps use filament technology which is very inefficient as only about 5 – 15 per cent...

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See why CPJ Electrics use MK sockets for a chance to win iPad Mini

See why CPJ Electrics use MK sockets for a chance to win iPad Mini       See why CPJ Electrics Ltd use MK sockets by watching this video for a chance to win an iPad Mini. MK USB socket video MK Electric have been manufacturing sockets in the UK for over 100 years and produced their 100,000,000 in 2014. Their products are about quality,safety and reliability as standard. Recently they have introduced a double socket with 2 USB charging points. This promotion is run by MK/Honeywell and is not associated with CPJ Electrics...

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Are DIY electrics cheaper than getting a professional?

An increasing amount of people are turning to DIY to carry out jobs around the home. This infographics from the charity Electrical Safety Firsts asks the questions is it chepar?Source: DIY infographic from Electrical Safety First.

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Electrical safety for tenants and landlords

Electrical Safety First found 1.7 million private renters  have reported electrical concerns that were either ignored by their landlord or acted on too slowly, and 1.3 million renters  are currently waiting for electrical issues to be resolved. No wonder that more than 2 million private tenants  have expressed concern about the electrical safety of their home. The Electrical Safety First study hoped to gauge landlord’s awareness of the fact fines for failing to maintain adequate...

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Landlords – electrical safety obligation

There are various regulations, some statutory that private landlords must adhere it. For the first time landlord this can seem like a mind blowing task and it is possible that some elements are overlooked. To assist landlords with the electrical obligation the charity Electrical Safety First have various resources and guides. Their main guidelines are below “Electrical Safety First has found that landlords are exposing themselves to significant financial risks, from fines and invalidated...

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