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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
Heartwarming to see our electricians where #unitybands this week in support & memory of family, friends, colleagues #WorldCancerDay
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.
I'm delighted that we have won two contracts over the past week that will have our electricians travelling to all corners of Scotland over the next few months carrying out electrical testing work.
Our work includes fixed wiring, emergency light and fire detection testing and we may be able to get some more cracking scenic photos on our travels.
We received the below feedback from a customer over the weekend which once again highlights the goal we try and set out to achieve on all our jobs:-
I cannot praise the electrician who did the work highly enough. He was exceptionally helpful, informative and polite.
Our initial apprenticeship training is then supplemented by working out in the field and gaining hands on experience which broadens our skills.
Unlike some trades though electricians have to continue training throughout their careers to not only learn new skills but also to keep up to date with latest regulations and health and safety matters. So the next time you employ an electrician into your business or home a good starting point would be to ask them what training courses they have been on within the last 5 years and ask to see their SJIB Grade card which requires to be updated regularly and also states their training qualifications.
Stirling Electrical Services electricians regularly attend training courses for the services we undertake and over the coming weeks all our electricians will be attending courses for asbestos awareness, electrical appliance testing, powered mechanical lifting equipment and importably an update course for our BS7671 electrical regulations which have an amendment update published this year.
Good electricians and electrical companies should be regularly attending courses such as the ones above and the reason we do this is to make sure that the work we undertake for you our customers is carried out technically correct and also that it is carried out safely.
When you contact Stirling Electrical Services you will not be speaking to an electrician on a mobile phone who is crawling under a floor or who is getting all hot and bothered running a cable in an attic, instead you will be speaking to our experienced Job Booking Team in our office in Fallin on the outskirts of Stirling.
Aided by computer job scheduling software and customer database which links directly to our satellite tracking system in all our vehicles our office based team will be able to bring up your customer and past job details in an instant and are ready to input your new details onto our computer system.
They always know where our electricians are working to help decide when we can get an electrician to you.
Our office team are available Monday to Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm and can be contacted here.
A sad day at our business as Ronnie one of our electricians retired.
Always a loyal, hard working employee that had great customer service skills he will be missed by both colleagues and customers.
The golf course and hopefully much more family time await him now - richly deserved though if you ask me.
We embark on another busy week here at SES and it is not only jobs that are keeping us busy but also in the HR department too.
Today(Monday) we welcome a new electrician Alan who will be a good addition to our team.
But this week is also a sad one as one of our most loved and respected electricians Ronnie is set to retire. Ronnie has been a great asset to our company and will be sadly missed(more on Ronnie's retirement later in the week).
Also this week we will be releasing job applications for two posts:
As I said, it is not only busy times but also exciting times at our company.
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