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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
It may be the weekend and some of us will be enjoying some downtime but electricity doesn't know its Saturday or Sunday and continues to power our lives which means electrical safety is a 24/7/365 concern and something we all must be aware of to make sure we keep safe as best as we can.
Electrical safety especially in private rented homes has improved greatly over the last few years due to a change in electrical and fire safety regulations meaning mandatory electrical wiring testing and increased fire detectors has improved the safety for the tenants.
Improving electrical safety in homes and businesses continues to be at the top of the agenda for our electrical trade organisation in Scotland SELECT and their hard work so far should be congratulated and their efforts for continual improvement supported.
Last year I wrote a small article on electrical safety and efficiency in homes which was published in the popular Love Local magazine which covers Stirling and Clackmannanshire areas.
The article can be read below and if you have any questions about how you can improve electrical safety and efficiency in your premises please ask by commenting on this post or contact me via our website.
Another good source for safety advice within your home can be found at the Electrical Safety First website.
We have successfully passed our periodic technical assessment with our trade organisation body SELECT - The Electrical Contractors Association of Scotland.
Our electrical work is regularly audited by SELECT to make sure our work complies with current electrical regulations and that our company operates correctly including health and safety and employee relations.
Thanks to the hard work of both our office and electrical teams our company can proudly continue under the SELECT banner.
Saturday Service at Weekday Rates
We offer a Saturday electrician service at the same rates as our weekday service*.
Ideal for small jobs that can't be carried out during the week due to work or other commitments.
This offer applies to scheduled work, whether it is repairs or installations. Contact our job booking team to discuss your needs.
*Offer does not include same day or emergency service jobs.
*Saturday Service at Weekday Rates applies between the hours of 8am-3pm.
*Saturday Service is only available between the hours of 8am-3pm and is subject to availability due to other jobs and number of electricians working on the day.
*Due to the nature of some electrical work we may not be able to carry out certain jobs on a Saturday.
*Offer is for an introductory period only and may be withdrawn at anytime.
Our trained job booking team will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Please phone on 01786 813916 or book or enquire online.
We aim to provide a professional and efficient service from the initial job enquiry through to job completion.
Electricians that work for SES don't just become qualified and then that's it. All our electricians undergo regular training on updates to the Electrical Wiring Regulations and they also receive training on other relevant services we provide such as building regulations, fire alarms and emergency lighting.
Yesterday at the HQ of our trade organisation SELECT our Summer/Autumn training programme began when I successfully passed my own update course on our wiring regulations and more of our electricians will go through this and other courses over the coming months as we keep our training and knowledge up to date.
Electricians (well good electricians) need to go through training every so often to make sure a safe working electrical installation is provided and you know for sure that when one of our electricians arrives at your premises to carry out electrical work they are not only qualified electricians but also trained to the latest regulations and standards.
The importance of having a Residual Current Device (RCD) installed within your premises is highlighted in these photographs where this fault (screw through part of a cable) was undetected until an RCD was installed as part of a new consumer unit installation.
The life saving device which offers a level of personal protection that ordinary fuses and circuit-breakers cannot provide tripped when it sensed an imbalance between the neutral and earth wires. This fault within a socket in a family home was thankfully detected by the RCD before the cable hole increased through time and touched and exposed the red live wire where the potential of shock and fire risk would have greatly increased.
RCD's are now a very important requirement of current electrical regulations where most if not all circuits within a home should have RCD protection.
Further information on RCD's can be found at the weblink below and here at SES we offer free estimates in most circumstances if you would like us to quote for the replacement of your old fusebox with a new safer life and premises saving RCD consumer unit.
This week we have had a young lad working with us on work experience and he has shown good timekeeping and attitude skills and we will invite him for more work experience during the year if he wishes to do take us up on the offer.
We usually employ apprentices every other year and we will be having more work experience opportunities that not only helps out the next generation in gaining "real world" experience it also helps us get to know youngsters before we seriously consider taking them on for apprenticeships.
We recently completed the electrical work including audio/visual, aerial work and installation of new flat screen tv at a new extension and kitchen conversion in Stirling. Where possible the lights installed were of energy saving LED type.
We are gearing ourselves up for a busy winter season here at Stirling Electrical Services....it's not as if we have not been busy over the warmer and lighter months but the traditional lighting and heating season is now upon us so it's time to restock, recharge and get ourselves ready for the busy months ahead.
Two new members have joined our team over the past months (one office member and one engineer) and they have both settled in well and have been a pleasing boost to our team.
We have come through a tough past 18 months regarding personnel and we are now looking forward to getting back up to full steam and making sure we keep to our promise of "Professional Efficient Service from enquiry to job completion".
Whether it be electrical advice, quotations or to book a job contact us and we are here to help you out.
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