Month: May 2012

Excessive electrical safety testing draws criticism from the HSE

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A recent Health & Safety Executive (HSE) press release has criticised electrical contractors for excessive and unnecessary electrical safety tests for office-based businesses, believed to cost an estimated £30 million annually. The HSE suggests that misleading advice and advertising is contributing to businesses – including shops, offices and hotels – paying unnecessarily for electrical maintenance. HSE Chair Judith Hackitt, speaking Read More »

Electrical contractor health and safety: we’re proud of our record

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It should go without saying that employee and customer health and safety is the number one priority of all electrical contractors, but the sad truth is that not all local electricians practice this philosophy, resulting in electrical accidents and subsequent prosecutions. As a limited company of thirteen years standing, PB Ross electrical contractors are proud Read More »

Leicester electrician excited that ‘decorated’ nanowires may lead to improved solar cell and battery efficiency

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Engineers at Stanford University, California, are developing a new approach designed to improve the efficiency of  solar cells and batteries… By “decorating” nanowires with chains of nanoparticles the process increases the surface area of the wires, thus improving their catalytic activity. The development may lead to better lithium-ion batteries and more efficient solar cells, according to a Read More »

Failure to follow safety procedures results in cutting of live 11,000 volt cable

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A demolition worker has suffered 20% burns after he was engulfed in flames following an attempt to cut a live 11,000 volt cable at an electricity substation in Worcester. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted DSM Demolition Ltd of Birmingham and Halesowen-based Gould Singleton Architects Ltd (GSA) following the incident in July 2006, resulting in fines Read More »

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