Electrician

Residential vs Commercial Electricians: What’s the Difference?

Electrical work's split into two categories, these are residential and commercial. While both types of electricians work with electricity, there are some key differences between the two. Understanding these differences can help you choose the right professional for your needs. Residential Electrical Work Residential electricians specialise in working on electrical systems in houses, flats and

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Why do circuit breakers commonly trip?

What is a circuit breaker? A circuit breaker is a safety device that interrupts the flow of electricity in an electrical circuit.  The purpose of a circuit breaker is to prevent damage from overload or short circuit.  There are two main types of circuit breakers: thermal-magnetic circuit breakers and solid-state circuit breakers. Thermal-magnetic circuit breakers

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What is an RCD?

What is an RCD? RCD is short for Residual Current Device, its one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from an electrical accident. As we all know, electricity can cause catastrophic damage, in some cases it can be fatal.  By installing a Residual Current Device into your electrical system, you decrease the risk

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PAT Testing Regulations UK

What is PAT Testing? Portable Appliance Testing, also known as PAT test. Is a test that examines electrical products to verify their safety. In addition, A PAT test can also be referred to as a ‘service inspection and electrical equipment testing’. The test will check electrical devices for signs of damage, measure the quality of

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What is a PAT Test?

What is a PAT Test? While many faults in electrical equipment can be discovered simply by carrying out a visual test, certain defects can only be detected when a PAT test is conducted. Health and Safety regulations in the UK are a driving force that recommend employers to carry out PAT tests. It’s important to

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What does an electrician do?

You know electricians work with electricity, but what does that mean exactly? In addition, You’ve often heard terms such as, electrical contractor, electrical engineer, and so on... But what do they do? How do you become one? What does an electrician do? Electrician is a term that covers many responsibilities. Often electricians are required to

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What should I look for in a commercial electrician, London, South and UK?

What is a commercial electrician? A commercial electrician is an individual with qualifications and training that allows them to undertake electrical work in a commercial building. Commercial installations differ in many ways, the systems used in these buildings are much bigger and more complex in comparison to residential systems.  A commercial electrician is often required

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Signs you need electrical repairs

Have you been experiencing some unexpected changes in your electrical system? whilst these could easily be glitches its always best to seek out professional help. When it comes to electrics, it’s better to be safe than sorry. If the unusual changes within your electrics are persistent this could be a sign of a serious issue

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PAT testing in the workplace

Over the years ‘Health & Safety’ has become a focal point in the UK. To keep members of the public and employees safe, the government has put in place Laws, Acts, and Regulation to ensure employers have a set of guidelines to abide by. For example, The electricity at work regulation of 1989, Health and

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When are emergency electrical services required?

The repercussions of ignoring basic fire hazards could potentially shut your business down. Majority of small/privately owned businesses will struggle to recover after a major fire. Keeping an eye out for possible hazards will protect your business, employees, and members of the public. According to stats provided by electrical safety first.org 19,300 domestic fires and

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What does an electrician do?

How do I find electrician companies near me? When looking for a qualified electrical company, the choice will be based on several different factors. Factors such as are they specialised in commercial or residential. Furthermore, what is their experience in those specific fields? However, when considering electrician companies near me, the majority of companies will

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