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Health & Safety In A Customer’s Home | Tradespeople

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No matter what job you’re working in, health & safety should come first. Depending on your area of work, as a tradesperson, you may often find yourself working in other people’s homes. While they’re generally a safe place to be, there are still risks to be aware of and precautions to take. From an electric shock while fixing faulty wiring to uncovering asbestos in a loft, there are hidden and unexpected dangers. Keeping yourself and homeowners safe

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How To Prevent Heat Loss In Your Home

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In the colder months, it’s essential to keep your home nice and toasty, but there are plenty of ways in which you may be losing heat throughout your house. Unfortunately, you may not notice it or even be aware that these things are causing you to increase your central heating. When you turn the central heating on, you want it to do its job and warm up your home. However, if your home isn’t adequately insulated, you’ll

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Signs Of Electrical Overload In The Home

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According to statistics from Electrical Safety First, between 2015/16, there were 28,350 fires, and 15,432 were of electrical origin. Approximately half of all electrical fires were due to misuse of an appliance or articles being too close to them. Faults caused the other half. Of those fires, there were 1380 fatalities and injuries, which averages four every day. Electricity is a huge part of everyday life and fills our homes. For example, we use electricity daily for lighting and

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