Electrical Safety

Electric Safety work practices are employed to prevent hazards that can cause burns, shocks and electrocution either directly or indirectly when work is performed on or near electrical equipment or circuits. Electricians carrying out work in England and Wales have to comply with Part P of the Building Regulations and in Scotland they have to comply with the Building Standards system.

Emily Thompson, Marketing Manager of GateQuote, offers some guidance on keeping your business secure, takes a closer look at access control, and how different methods might work best for your business.

A simple but effective tool, originally designed by Electrical Safety First to help trading standards identify potentially dangerous or counterfeit electrical items, has just been granted a design copyright.

Gripple Limited, the world-beating manufacturer of wire suspensions for building services installation, has taken cable management to yet another level in response to new wiring regulations where fire resistant suspended services are required.

With ride on lawn mowers and associated ground maintenance equipment amounting to thousands of pounds, safe and secure storage is essential to keep it protected from theft, vandalism and the elements.


Commenting on Baroness Grender’s Renters’ Rights Private Members’ Bill – which recently had its second reading in the House of Lords – Phil Buckle, Director General of the charity, Electrical Safety First, said:


Safety switches refer to enclosed switches that are designed to serve as disconnecting means for service entrance as well as offer fault protection for motors. The enclosure offers personnel a degree of protection against incidental contact with the live electrical equipment. 

For many years now, health and safety has become an increasing priority in the electrical trade.

The term PAT (or PAT testing) is a common abbreviation for the process of portable appliance testing within the UK, whereby electrical equipment is routinely examined to ensure correct working order.

Fundamentally, the procedure exists to safeguard anybody who might come into contact wi