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Can I still use non-sleeved plugs?

Can I still use non-sleeved plugs?

Earlier this week whilst out on a client site, a member of staff asked why I was replacing a non-sleeved plug. You might be thinking what is a non-sleeved plug, these are generally 3-pin plugs made pre 1984 and look similar to the plug shown below (left image), when...

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Socket Covers: Dangerous Gimmick or Life Saving Device?

Socket Covers: Dangerous Gimmick or Life Saving Device?

As a result of UK government planning in the 1940’s to improve building standards, shutters were implemented on all sockets to prevent users from touching live parts within. When a plug is removed from a socket, the shutters close. BS 1363 and BS 1363-2 remain to this...

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Product Registration. Why Is It So Important?

Product Registration. Why Is It So Important?

Product Registration. Why Is It So Important? When you’ve bought a brand new electrical item, how many times have you found yourself throwing all the packaging in the bin, including that small card for product registration? It’s a common thing to do, but it can be a...

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How to safely use extension leads at work

How to safely use extension leads at work

Although extension leads are often a godsend in the workplace, they can lead to a health and safety nightmare if used incorrectly. As well as posing a major fire risk, they can result in trips and accidents. More severely, however, they can result in a fatality. Don’t...

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