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Fault Simulation - What is it and why should you be doing it? Fault Simulation - What is it and why should you be doing it?
Fault Simulation - What is it and why should you be doing it?

When carrying out end of line safety testing it is imperative to know that the test equipment is operating within specification to ensure that any faults within the equipment unde...

Unsafe electrical goods put company in court Unsafe electrical goods put company in court
Unsafe electrical goods put company in court

A Birmingham distribution firm was ordered to pay £9,821 after pleading guilty to three offences under the General Product Safety Regulations 2005 at Birmingham Magistrates Court...

Fire caused by faulty Bush washing machine Fire caused by faulty Bush washing machine
Fire caused by faulty Bush washing machine

Following a washing machine fire at a flat in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to check that their electrical products have not been recalle...

Electrical safety call in Scotland’s social housing sector Electrical safety call in Scotland’s social housing sector
Electrical safety call in Scotland’s social housing sector

With 70% of fires in Scottish homes caused by electricity, safety charity, Electrical Safety First (ESF), has called for mandatory electrical checks in the country’s social hous...

Second hand electrical goods warning Second hand electrical goods warning
Second hand electrical goods warning

Trading standards officers in Cornwall have issued safety warnings about second-hand electrical goods. Following a recent survey of second hand goods being sold in the County, Co...

Unsafe hoverboards are destroyed Unsafe hoverboards are destroyed
Unsafe hoverboards are destroyed

In the latest story of imported hoverboards that have failed safety checks, a UK trading standards office has destroyed dozens of the devices prevent them ever harming members of ...

New health and safety offences sentencing guidelines New health and safety offences sentencing guidelines
New health and safety offences sentencing guidelines

New sentencing guidelines for corporate health and safety offences came into effect from 1st February. Fines are now based on a company’s turnover, reaching up to £10 million f...

Electrical test code of practice for portable sanitation and welfare units Electrical test code of practice for portable sanitation and welfare units
Electrical test code of practice for portable sanitation and welfare units

A new Code of Practice on electrical safety has been developed by Portable Sanitation Europe (PSE) the trade association representing the interests of rental companies supplying p...

‘Pull the Plug’ on beauty appliances ‘Pull the Plug’ on beauty appliances
‘Pull the Plug’ on beauty appliances

A national campaign warning of the dangers of beauty appliances such as hair straighteners and curling irons is being backed by Fire and Rescue Services around the country. An es...

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