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Managing risks of faulty electrical wiring in the workplace

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Faulty electrical wiring is a very common cause of workplace fires however regular assessment and maintenance of electrical systems can minimise the risk to employees and the business. The impact that an industrial fire can have on a business is far reaching – with operations, profits and the company’s reputation all being adversely affected. Faulty mains powered and portable electrical …

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Electrical Safety in Leisure and Retail Facilities

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Calbarrie’s Tim Beardsmore explains how we are working within the leisure and retail sectors to ensure that electrical systems remain safe and compliant. Leisure and retail facilities have the same statutory responsibilities as any other non-domestic premises when it comes to electrical safety, and employers have a duty of care and legal obligation to keep the public and employees safe. …

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Electrical Safety in Healthcare and Hospital Facilities

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Calbarrie’s Tim Beardsmore explains the particular challenges faced when managing electrical compliance in healthcare and hospital buildings.  Electrical safety testing in the healthcare sector raises specific concerns. Whilst ensuring that patients, staff and the public are safe the services need to be accessible at all times. A specialist contractor can provide guidance on how to develop a robust test and …

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BS 7671 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

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Calbarrie’s Tim Beardsmore explains how the introduction of the 18th Edition of the BS 7671 Wiring Regulations expected in July may affect FM processes.     Next month the 18th Edition of the British Wiring Regulations is due to be published setting the standards that all new electrical installations will have to meet. The proposed regulations are expected to be fully …

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Calbarrie gains Constructionline Gold accreditation

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Calbarrie Compliance Services has achieved Gold (level 3) membership with Constructionline – the UK provider of procurement and supply chain management services. The Gold level of Constructionline accreditation was introduced in September 2017 and is designed to accommodate the broadening needs of both suppliers and buyers for Third Party Governance and Risk Management. To achieve Gold membership Calbarrie had to …

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Calbarrie wins RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety practices

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Calbarrie Compliance Services has been given a prestigious award in recognition of our health and safety practices and achievements in helping employees and customers get home safely at the end of the working day. Calbarrie has achieved Gold in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. We will be presented with the …

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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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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 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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