Category Archives: Electrical Services

Electrical Safety: Plug-in Socket Covers Are DANGEROUS!

Categories: Electrical Contractors , Electrical safety , Electrical Services , Northampton , Northampton Electrician

Socket Covers should NOT be inserted into plug sockets. Socket Covers Should Be Banned, Full-Stop. Why are Socket Covers Dangerous? Well, if you read along, I’ll tell you why plug socket covers are dangerous. Not one socket cover, brand/make, have been approved for use in UK BS 1363 sockets. So what is BS 1363? The […]

The BS 7671:2018 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

Categories: Electrical Services , Northampton , Northampton Electrician

What is BS 7671? The BS 7671 Wiring Regulations written by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) set out the standards for electrical installations in the UK as well as many other countries. The IET plays a key role in electrical installation standards and safety, and is known for its independent and trusted voice. ST […]

Portable Appliance Testing. PAT Testing in Northampton

Categories: Electrical Services , Northampton , Northampton Electrician , PAT Testing Northampton

Northampton PAT Testing. Portable Appliance Testing by ST Electrical. Electrical appliance based fires have hit a record high. A Which(?) investigation has found that thousands of faulty appliances catch fire. The law does not require you to have PAT Testing in your home, but how long will it take for this to change? We think the government should look […]