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  1. Moaz

    Set3/001 Safety. LOADS OF QUESTIONS??

    hi guys, i've recently got a ton of questions from a course i'm doing. Anyone willing to help?
  2. N

    Safety and part p questions

    hi I’m new to self employed domestic (having done my apprenticeship and time in industry with a utility supplier) so looking for a little guidance on the below..... Got asked to look at an Rcbo tripping issue. Called in for an initial look. Nothing seemed obviously wrong so as to cause the...
  3. G

    Health and safety and risk assessment for one man band

    Morning all I know the questions probably been asked a lot. Basically I done some work for a company last month and put my invoice in at the start of last month now there asking for health and safety policy and risk assessment. What's the score being a one man band solo trader.
  4. Murdoch

    Electrical Safety Council - Best Practice Guides

    For the use of lots of people on here who aren't aware of these: Best Practice Guides | Electrical Safety First - https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/professional-resources/best-practice-guides/ Look in particular at No 1 as it covers lots of useful information such as regarding changing...
  5. S

    Please advise me on safety of loose plug

    Hi, I'm not an electrician or anything of the sort but I'm hoping to just get some quick advice. In moving my bed I accidentally somehow pulled the faceplate of a plug socket loose so now it's at an angle. I won't be able to get in touch with my landlord until the morning so I'm hoping someone...
  6. bigspark17

    Generic health and safety policy

    Does any one have or know where to buy a generic h&s policy document, ideally an edidable pdf version. Its worth a “like” ;) if you do :)
  7. A

    Domestic Attaching 13A plug on 20A appliance safety

    Hello everyone, I hope this is the correct forum to post this. I am an amateur tinkerer with no formal training in electrical engineering and I’m just looking for some information and advice on how to safely wire up and use some appliances. I have recently bought a hobbyist TIG inverter welder...
  8. Iain Kay

    Is this installation considered acceptable today? (1-ring including oven and everything else)

    Looking for some advice on what I've discovered is the electrics situation in my rental property. I'll note that before I moved in here I made the Letting agents (LA) more than aware I use an absolute ****-ton of power. I told them I can and will be pulling 2,000-4,000 kWh a quarter (with gas...
  9. Spoon

    Safety rules banning shorts on site during hot weather...

    I think I might try this for the office.... I already have the outfits from the weekends.... As all us men have... Ingenious brickies wear summery skirts and dresses to get around health and safety rules | Daily Mail Online -...
  10. R

    Domestic Safety advice- caught a wire drilling?

    Hi all, I drilled a hole to fit a new cooker hood and had no shock etc when drilling. When I was cleaning the hole out to put the rawl plug in I got a small tingle (no smoke, spark, bang etc). Is it possible I've nicked a wire or just come close to one? I used a metal/ voltage finder and...
  11. T

    Non-Electrician Need Safety Advice

    Hi. Yesterday I got electrocuted when getting out of one of those inflatable Lay-Z Spas and had to go to hospital. I am fine, thank goodness, but I am now trying to address this with Bestway who manufacture these products. They asked me to take photos of the set up I had (plugged directly in to...
  12. H

    Oil pressure safety switch wiring help

    Today I tried my hand at installing a fuel pump relay and oil pressure safety switch, but didn't quite get the result I'm looking for. The fuel pump isn't supposed to run until the oil pressure sensor hits 5 psi, but right now the pump turns the second I hook the ground cable up on the battery...
  13. kkkkk

    Fibreglass insulation safety

    Hi guys What do people find is the best protection against horrible fibreglass insulation - I always seem to be left coughing and itching!!!? I do wear safety gear, but nothing seems to be 100%. :)
  14. R

    City & Guilds 9848-51 Certificate in High Voltage Operational Safety

    Hi, has any one done the City & Guilds 9848-51 Certificate in High Voltage Operational Safety my boss wants me to be the site SAP, is this the course for it?
  15. T

    Electrical safety certificate and downlights

    Hi, If a house is fitted with non-fire rated downlighters between the ground and first floor back when this was common, should they need to be replaced before the property could get a safety certificate? Cheers, Tom
  16. M

    Safety Trainers - 20

    Time for some new ones. Whats everyone using? I've had 2 pairs of Dewalt Cutter trainers which are comfortable and last relatively well, but need regular glueing on the toe piece/sole to keep it peeling away from the upper! Quite frustrating as this happens within a few months of buying...
  17. Pete999

    13Amp plug check card Electrical Safety First

    Anyone want one of these FOC only got one spare, first come first served PM your address and I'll pop onee in the post,( Only 1 left ) UK plug pin gauge - https://www.pat-testing-training.net/articles/plug-pin-gauge.php
  18. louislouis

    Professional Advice needed Re. Condemned Wiring

    Hello Electricians I'm after some general but professional advice, figured this forum would be a good place to ask and would really appreciate some help. My ex-partner recently mentioned in conversation they had an electrician round to look at changing some light fittings for ascetic reasons...
  19. P

    Looking for safety advice for newbie

    hi I hope someone can help. I only know the basics of electricity so I play it safe when I am wiring something. I just hope someone can tell me if this is safe. I want to install a single socket in my loft so have decided to buy 3 core flex and wire it to a plug top with a 13 amp fuse (plugged...
  20. E

    health and safety at work

    this man was relatively unknown to me till today, from what ive seen he seems a bit on the mental side i know there is folk that **** and moan about health and safety but can see why access equipment is all the rage nowadays i refuse to go up ladders if the building is above 2 stories...
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