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Is the Third Party Inspection Scheme a charter for DIYers? Electrical Safety First has raised concerns over changes to the way electrical work in the home is checked to ensure its safety. The introduction of Third Party Inspection schemes for domestic electrical work was recently announced by the Department for Communities and Local Government... read more...
Posted by Boris Sedacca on Measure to improve Apr 11, 2014 8:50 GMT
Calibrating gas meters with the Test Bench method Gas detection maintenance has fuelled growing demand for gas detection equipment wherever hazardous levels of gas may be found. Employers need to train workers to use, maintain, and calibrate gas detection equipment safely, whether portable or fixed.  read more...
Posted by Boris Sedacca on Measure to improve Apr 10, 2014 12:40 GMT
Scantherma produced a graphic commissioned by a global insurance company The Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia is examining thermal imagery of the Indian ocean from several additional satellites to measure the temperature of the surface of the ocean in the hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines... read more...
Posted by Boris Sedacca on Measure to improve Apr 9, 2014 1:25 GMT
Publication of 17 th Edition has raised fresh issues   Atkins: “Periodic Inspection Report renamed to Condition Report.”   More details on use of RCDs Better definitions Revised inspection schedules read more...
Posted by Boris Sedacca on Measure to improve Apr 8, 2014 4:53 GMT
It always takes me at least a week to adjust to the clocks going forward, as they did last weekend. Avid readers of this blog will know that I’m solar powered and, as with all solar powered devices, am affected by levels of light. Darker mornings = harder to drag myself out of bed, lighter evenings = still buzzing at 11pm when I really should be feeling... read more...
Posted by Lisa Miles on The Geekette Apr 4, 2014 3:27 GMT
  The April 2014 Edition of healthandsafetyatwork.com carries an interesting box story on page 23 about excavations, which says that whether you can see the sky from inside a trench is irrelevant.  read more...
Posted by Boris Sedacca on Measure to improve Apr 4, 2014 3:15 GMT
Martindale switches to impedance protected probes Martindale has released an updated version of its VI-13700/2 voltage tester   ·       Standard relates to two-pole voltage indicators ·       High power probe resistor limits fault current... read more...
Posted by Boris Sedacca on Measure to improve Apr 3, 2014 11:14 GMT
David Walliams: “I loved Charley Says when I was growing up" read more...
Posted by Boris Sedacca on Measure to improve Apr 2, 2014 9:59 GMT
Steve Rae-Jones: “I have never been one for exams.”   The pass rate for City & Guilds 2394-302 Level 3 Principles, Practices and Legislation for the Initial Verification of Electrical Installations examination, which currently hovers around 50%, has hit a high of 62% and a low of 34% between  2012  and  2013... read more...
Posted by Boris Sedacca on Measure to improve Apr 1, 2014 2:59 GMT
With Apple TV sales topping $1 billion in 2013, Apple CEO Tim Cook admitted that the Apple TV could no longer be referred to as a “hobby.” At $99 apiece, this means more than 10 million Apple TV’s were sold.   For years, Apple has referred to Apple TV as a “hobby ,” believing it would not drive revenue in the same... read more...
Posted by Ted Levin on Ted's Blog Mar 31, 2014 4:26 GMT
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Dear Jamie and Harshal Thank you so much for your contribution to this discussion - much appreciated. Cheers Boris
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