In all the excitement of getting ready for your long-awaited summer holiday, it’s easy to skip out the door with your suitcases and forget about safety in the home. A few simple checks can make sure you have a home to come back to…

We’re all tempted to run a mile at the mere mention of health and safety in the workplace but unfortunately, it has to be dealt with, whether we like it or not.

If we looked at all the ‘what ifs’ around our homes, we would probably wrap ourselves up in bubble wrap to protect us from all the possible dangers!!  This blog is not written to put the frighteners up you all, but is meant as a guide as to what could potentially become a danger if not monitored or checked regularly.

Having said that, let’s start with a few facts and figures. Did you know…..

So why do you even need to know this stuff? Well, essentially, it could save your life! Sounds dramatic but if you overload your sockets, put a 5 amp fuse in a 3 amp plug or put a 100 watt bulb in a 40 watt lamp, you could be creating a fire hazard.

So here’s a quick round up of watt (pardon the pun!) they all mean;

All electrical installations should be checked over regularly to make sure they are safe.  This applies not just to businesses but rental properties, caravans, workshops and residential homes too, to name but a few.

Power cuts don’t happen as much as they used to, that’s why we all tend to get in a flap when it does happen. Here are a few simple hints and tips on how to be prepared and deal with a power cut in a non-flappy manner!