As training course venues go it's hard to beat Hampden Park.
Look out for our article and advert in the new edition of Love Local Mag which will be dropping through your letterbox in Stirling & Clackmannanshire soon.
Every electrician whether they work at a company or self employed who undertake work in or around your home or business property in Scotland should have a valid SJIB ECS grade card.
If they don't have a valid grade card then there is a very high risk they are not qualified to current electrical regulations or health and safety awareness.
Every proper electrician will carry their current valid grade card with them to every job so make sure you ask to see it before they carry out work.
Don't Risk It. #ElectricityCanKill
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Save 10% OFF our installation / upgrade prices, use the money saved to spend on you and your family while on holiday knowing that you can view and control your security system back home while relaxing by the poolside.
Following on from our last blog post by Westfarm Windows regarding DIY we are delighted to have another guest post this time by Sainsbury's Bank.
They have provided us with a 13 page guide with examples of how you can improve your home with suggestions from smart devices to loft conversations.
Click the below link to download the PDF and start improving your home - thank you to Sainsbury's Bank for being part of our blog.
The below blog update is a guest post from Kenny Muir of Westfarm Windows which highlights the dangers of DIY work and gives advice on how to prevent injuries. We thank Kenny for his post and infographic which is good timing just as the Easter DIY craze begins.
The dangers of DIY- know your safety precautions
DIY is great fun, not only does it allow you to unleash your creativity in your own home, but it also gives you a chance to save money on those home improvements too.
The only trouble with DIY, and it is often one thing that people forget, is that it can at times be dangerous, as the infographic below from Westfarm Windows shows. This is why it is vital that anyone who is going to be carrying out some form of DIY follows the correct safety precautions.
These vary from the simple, to those that relate to particular projects. To help you to stay safe, we have put together some of the most important safety precautions for you to take.
General precautions for any form of DIY
When carrying out DIY you will need to wear suitable clothing. This means that you should avoid loose fitting clothes, and never wear any jewellery that could pose a risk of getting caught.
The place that you are working in should be clean, well-organised and well-ventilated if you are working side. Especially if you are working with anything that is going to cause dust, or lets off any fumes.
You should always take your time and never rush through. Concentrate on the task that you have in hand and try not to get distracted with other things that are going on.
Just in case, you should have a well-stocked first aid kit nearby, and always try to have someone else around when you are undertaking any DIY project that could cause an injury.
Use the right safety equipment and tools
It is vital that you always wear the right safety gear when taking on any DIY project. This includes a dust mask, goggles and gloves. However, you may also need to cover your clothes with overalls to keep everything clean and tucked away.
If you are using tools for the DIY project then you will need to have all the right tools for the job, not only this but you will need to be familiar with the tools to. If they are electrical then you should always turn them off and unplug them when they are not in use. Drills in particular should always be off when changing the parts, and take care to remove the chuck key before you turn the drill back on.
Tools should always be kept in good working order. You may not know that sharp blades are actually safer than those that are blunt.
DIY, when carried out safely and with the right tools can be incredibly worthwhile. The satisfaction that you can feel after completing a project yourself is well worth the hard work that you will have put in.
Just remember, when carrying out any type of DIY work, it is vital that you keep yourself safe and try to avoid any injury that you are at risk from.
One of our recent customer feedback reviews.
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I am taking part in the first ever Stirling Scottish Marathon on 21st May 2017.
After completing my first marathon in Edinburgh last year I have decided to take part in this new event in my home city of Stirling and I will be supporting Scotland's Health Charity - Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.(CHSS).
My father died in 2010 from 'COPD' - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and I hope that you will support me to raise funds for CHSS. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advice and information and support in the community.
Many of you have supported my past charity events and I am very grateful for your support and any donations you give to my CHSS fundraising would be fantastic and greatly appreciated.
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Customer service is very important to us at Stirling Electrical Services and Stirling Alarms and over the past couple of weeks it was pleasing to receive the below feedback.
Thank you and well done to our office team, electricians and engineers who continue to provide our "Professional Efficient Service"
Installed Alarm and CCTV for us and I can now view and control my phone while away from the house which is what I wanted. Gave us good advice on the systems before the job and we are well pleased with the quality of the final job.
As a landlord I've used Stirling Electrical Services for over 10 years to carry out electrical work in my rented properties. I've always found them to be accommodating and professional. Well Recommended.
Installed CCTV system for us. Good office staff who kept us informed of job booking. Excellent engineers on installation work. Good knowledge & understanding of product.
Job well done.
Install of new security alarm. Thorough paperwork and quote to go with clean, tidy install. Excellent, I can now control my house alarm from mobile phone.
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