• Newey & Eyre backs new wiring regs saying preparation is key

    Electrical wholesaler Newey & Eyre has pledged its full support to Amendment 3 of the wiring regulations while asserting that it is vital for installers to get up to speed now.

    The third amendment to the Wiring Regulations includes a number of new requirements, covering consumers units, wiring in escape routes and protective devices, all designed to optimise fire safety in the home. The industry consensus is that the vital changes will be life-saving.

  • A reflection on modern life

    Domestic fires in Great Britain are to be recorded in a different way following a Home Office plan to update the Incident Recording System (IRS) currently employed.

    “Rapid technological change has resulted in many everyday appliances becoming more complex – as have the causes of fires.  So it’s extremely encouraging that there is a willingness to change how domestic fires will be recorded, following our recommendation in April," Phil Buckle of Electrical Safety First said.

  • Mandatory checks backed by industry forum

    The government’s announcement it will bring in mandatory electrical checks in the Private Rented Sector has been welcomed by the Electrical Safety Roundtable (ESR), which has been campaigning for the change for several years.

  • A step in the right direction

    Over 25% of all fires in Europe each year are caused by an electrical defect, according to the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection. Despite huge advances in safety measures such as smoke detectors, these accidents still result in 4,000 deaths, 70,000 hospital admissions and property damage rising as high as €126bn.

  • M&E maintenance services chosen

    Expanding its client portfolio in the leisure sector, mechanical and electrical services specialist Mitton Group have won a tender let by Mitchells & Butlers, a large operator of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK.

  • Empty threats

    David Manning, managing director at MIGSOLV, one of the UK’s most secure data centres, gives us an insight into how he ensures your data is kept safe from physical threats and fire.

  • UK universities could be putting students at greater risk of electrical fires

    Universities across the UK are not investing in new technologies that could reduce the risk of electrically ignited fires, potentially putting students at risk, according to new research from Eaton.