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Electrical Safety in Education

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Tim Beardsmore, Calbarrie’s Commercial Director, explains the electrical statutory responsibilities for the Education sector and why term breaks are the ideal time to get testing done.  The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) states that overall accountability for health and safety lies with the employer of the staff in schools (state funded and independent), further education establishments and higher education institutions. However day-to-day …

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South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

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Electrical safety specialist Calbarrie Compliance Services is working with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service to ensure that Fire Stations and fire-fighting equipment across South Wales meet electrical safety standards. As part of the three-year contract Calbarrie is testing around 30,000 portable appliances in Fire Stations and on Fire Appliances and 2,000 fixed wire circuits. The Fire and Rescue Service …

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Compliance processes and maintenance schedules

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Calbarrie’s Commercial Director Tim Beardsmore explains to Premises Facilities Management magazine the benefits of combining compliance processes with maintenance schedules. “Compliance testing and maintenance scheduling are inter-dependent and, due to the likely disruption to operations that is involved with both, it is pertinent to carry them out at the same time. Increased efficiencies will be a benefit of the natural …

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North Yorkshire County Council Electrical Testing Services

North Yorkshire County Council extends contract with Calbarrie

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Calbarrie Compliance Services has seen its contract to provide Portable Appliance and Fixed Installation Testing extended with North Yorkshire County Council. The electrical compliance specialist will continue as single supplier of Portable Appliance and Fixed Installation Testing across the Council’s property portfolio. The supply contract has run since October 2016 and will be extended to 31 March 2019. Tim Beardsmore, …

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Electrical compliance – know your responsibilities

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Tim Beardsmore explains the essential facts on electrical compliance to Tomorrow’s Health & Safety. Employers can expose themselves to significant risk if they don’t act on their electrical safety obligations, and laws are in place to help them ensure that their properties are safe, healthy places for people to work. All electrical installations deteriorate, and the Health & Safety at …

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Public buildings and electrical compliance

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Tim Beardsmore, Calbarrie’s Commercial Director, explains the particular challenges faced when managing the electrical compliance of public buildings. Electrical safety testing in the public sector raises specific concerns. Whilst ensuring that the public are safe the services need to be accessible with minimum disruption. Management of the building is often outsourced to a facilities management company; and the overarching relationship …

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Calbarrie's Commercial Director talks to Facilities Management Journal

Calbarrie’s Commercial Director talks to Facilities Management Journal

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Tim Beardsmore, Calbarrie’s Commercial Director, offers a specialist service provider view to Facilities Management Journal on the procurement process for FM contracts and what can be done to challenge commoditisation.  The market for Facilities Management (FM) services continues to develop and the expectations on FM service providers to satisfy all stakeholders becomes increasingly demanding. In an environment under pressure to …

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Calbarrie RoSPA Award 2017

Calbarrie picks up a prestigious RoSPA Award

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Calbarrie Compliance Services is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017. The company achieved the Silver award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Calbarrie, based in Cheltenham, is a national provider of specialist electrical safety testing and compliance services. They were presented with the award during a …

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Are you managing your electrical compliance?

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Electrical safety is an area of facilities and estate management that worries many people, with good reason. Legislation and safety standards are complex and many employers are falling short of their statutory responsibilities. Following the introduction of the new Sentencing Guidelines in 2016 the number of senior managers finding themselves in breach of the law is likely to increase. The …

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Calbarrie apprenticeship scheme

Calbarrie Apprenticeship Scheme

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Calbarrie Compliance Services, national provider of electrical testing services, is demonstrating a commitment to supporting young adults into work through its apprenticeship scheme. Calbarrie is employing young people in office-based roles at its head office in Cheltenham and in engineer roles across the country. Offered in partnership with local colleges, the apprenticeships are designed to give the young person real-life …

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