Posts in the 'Regulations & Practise' Category


What is an EICR?

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What is an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report)? An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is an inspection to test the safety of the electrical circuits in a building. Any electrical installation should always be covered by an up-to-date EICR, or periodic inspection report. An Electrical Installation Condition Report is not always a strict legal requirement, […]

Posted on October 11, 2019 in Electrical, Electrical Testing, Safety & Compliance, Mechanical & Electrical (M&E), Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), Regulations & Practise | Read more?


Checking the Gas Safe Register

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Gas Safe Registered engineers – Don’t cut corners with gas The Gas Safe Register is the UK’s official list of gas and plumbing businesses. By law, a gas engineer must be on the Gas Safe Register to work safely and legally on gas appliances. The same goes for businesses, whether they are carrying out domestic […]

Posted on October 2, 2019 in Boilers, HVAC, Mechanical & Electrical (M&E), Plumbing, Regulations & Practise | Read more?


The rise of smart heating & home automation

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Smart heating & home automation: 2000-2019 10 years ago, smart heating & home automation might have sounded like concepts from Back to the Future. But with more internet-connected devices than ever before, they are now realities which look set to stay. Now, this might lead you to ask “where’s my jetpack?”. But IoT-connected smart devices […]

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Boilers, Combined Heat & Power, HVAC, Maintenance, Mechanical & Electrical (M&E), Property Maintenance, Regulations & Practise | Read more?


How CHP services could save you money

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CHP services Combined heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, is a more efficient way to supply heat & power to buildings, avoiding network losses and reducing emissions. CHP utilises the heat produced as part of generating energy, using it for – you might have guessed – heating. The term “CHP services” includes programming, maintenance and […]

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Combined Heat & Power, Regulations & Practise | Read more?


BS7671 18th Edition Requirements for Surge Protection Devices

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3-phase SPDs by Hager for BS7671 compliance The 18th Edition of the BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations became the latest standard in electrical installations at the beginning of the year. The 18th Edition introduced several key amendments to the requirements for surge protection. BS7671 BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations Ups 18th Edition Chapter 53 (Protection, Isolation, Switching, Control & […]

Posted on April 4, 2019 in Electrical, Electrical Testing, Safety & Compliance, Regulations & Practise | Read more?


Timber doors stand up to fire testing

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In the wake of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in June 2017, fire safety, fire testing and compliance have been topics of intense public scrutiny. The British Woodworking Federation has recently released test results confirming the longstanding fire protection afforded by simpler materials. Timber’s exceptional levels of fire protection confirmed The British Woodworking Federation […]

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Your gas safety questions answered

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Gas safety questions At Kiasu Workforce, we offer a whole range of boiler services, including surveys and inspections, repairs, system upgrades, installations, offering a 24/7 emergency service with our team of Gas Safe engineers. Here, we’ve answered some of the common questions and concerns our customers have regarding gas safety to ensure you know how […]

Posted on December 11, 2018 in Plumbing, Regulations & Practise | Read more?