Monthly Archives: December 2011

IOSH Managing Safety Course Now Available in E-Learning Format

The British Safety Council has introduced an e-learning version of their established IOSH Managing Safety course, offering a more convenient way for managers to train in health, safety and the environment.
The new e-learning course is here: https://www.britsafe.org/training-qualifications/e-learning-courses/iosh-managing-safely-e-learning-course and offers an alternative to the four-day course carried out in various venues including London and Birmingham, […]

By |December 28th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

PAT Training Thursday, 26th January, 2012

Our monthly training session date has been set for January. The training session takes place in offices in Exeter. Starting at 10.30am, the cost of £135 plus VAT per candidate includes all course materials, refreshments and a buffet lunch.

Not bought yourself a tester yet, […]

By |December 21st, 2011|Training|0 Comments|

HSE Changes to Event Safety Guide

In the last month the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been consulting on a revised version of HSG195 – ‘The event safety guide – A guide to health, safety and welfare at music and similar events.’ This includes electrical safety regulations for such events, with revisions that include the areas of risk assessment […]

By |December 19th, 2011|Electrical Safety|0 Comments|

The Importance of Record Keeping

When you carry out portable appliance testing (PAT) you are required to keep a record of each appliance that you inspect. Not only does this keep a history of the appliance under test, but it also shows your insurers and Health […]

By |December 14th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Nodding Reindeer – product recall

Argos have issued a product recall for their Argos Nodding Reindeer Silhouette Christmas Decoration.

They say that it is possible that the product may suffer an electrical fault leading to a potential risk of electric shock when handling the product in use.

Please note that this safety notification only affects the Argos Nodding Reindeer sold […]

By |December 8th, 2011|Electrical Safety|0 Comments|

Recall of stand alone halogen heaters

The Trading Standard Institute has added a product recall for a stand alone halogen heater that could pose a fire hazard.

Dunelm Mill has identified a potential manufacturing defect and has issued a safety recall for their Winter Warmer halogen Heater. The model number is 5050210707522. The model was sold in the UK through their […]

By |December 8th, 2011|Electrical Safety|0 Comments|

Electrical Safety in the Office at Christmas

Christmas lightsWell, we are now into December, there is no denying that Christmas is nearly upon us! This means that you may have a few extra electrical appliances springing up in your office in the next few weeks and probably the need for some […]

By |December 5th, 2011|Electrical Safety|0 Comments|

Product Recalls


In the last year, The Electricity Safety Council has added a number of products to their Product Recalls. These products pose a serious danger to the user, many stating electric shock as the risk. Some of these products are unbranded and a description is given.

The list […]

By |December 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments|