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How to Comply with New Legislation on UK Lighting

Posted by Paul Tuson on January 31st , 2024

Legislation introduced last year (1st September 2023) began the phasing out of fluorescent lamps in the UK. Although there are some exemptions, most companies will have to phase out their existing lighting to comply with the UK and EU-wide effort to phase out hazardous materials in fluorescent lighting, such as mercury.

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Topics: Building Maintenance, LED Lighting, Electrical Contractor

Fluorescent Lamps Are Being Phased Out In The UK: What This Means For Your Business

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 28th , 2023

On 1st September 2023, the UK passed an important milestone in the phasing out of fluorescent lamps. The long T5 and T8 ‘light tubes’ that formed the mainstay of commercial lighting infrastructure across the country for decades are now unavailable for sale from this date, as are the halogen capsules used in small-scale fluorescent lighting, and the ring form T5 and T9 variants.

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Topics: News, LED Lighting

7 Signs Your Office Radiators Need Servicing

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 21st , 2023

 

After sitting unused for six or more months, many commercial radiators and central heating systems are in need of a good service as the colder season approaches. In this article, we look at seven tell-tale signs that your office radiators need servicing, and why you should address them promptly before using your central heating on a regular basis.

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Topics: Building Maintenance

4 Signs Your Office Air Conditioning Needs Looking At

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 14th , 2023

 

September and October are traditional times of year for offices to service their air conditioning units after a summer of long and heavy use, and this is especially the case in 2023, as aircon systems across the country struggle under the pressure of an unprecedented late summer heatwave!

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Topics: Building Maintenance, Air Conditioning For Businesses

What Are The Risks Of Not Getting Your Fixed Wire Testing Checked?

Posted by Paul Tuson on September 7th , 2023

 

Fixed wire testing is a critical aspect of maintaining a safe and functioning environment for businesses, and it is the responsibility of business owners or their designated responsible person to ensure that any electrical systems are up-to-date and in compliance with safety regulations.

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Topics: Building Maintenance, Electrical Contractor

Protecting Yourself at Work: How to Spot Signs of Sick Building Syndrome

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 31st , 2023

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a complex and often misunderstood condition. It is characterised by a collection of non-specific symptoms that occupants of a particular building experience, often linked to the time they spend within the premises.

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Topics: Building Maintenance, Electrical Contractor, Air Conditioning For Businesses

The Importance of Annual Heating Maintenance for Employee Safety And Well-being

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 17th , 2023

Among the many hazards associated with commercial heating systems, one of the most covertly menacing is the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning. This colourless, odourless gas is notoriously difficult to detect, yet it can pose fatal risks if inhaled in high quantities.

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Topics: Building Maintenance

Surviving Without An Energy Cap: 5 Ways Businesses Can Manage In 2023

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 10th , 2023

Surviving in a world without an energy cap can be a daunting prospect for businesses. With the cost of energy constantly rising, it's crucial to find innovative and practical energy solutions to keep costs manageable. Here are five strategic ways your business can reduce energy expenditure and stay competitive.

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Topics: Mechanical Contractor, Renewable Energy

How Can Your Business Achieve Cleaner Air on Its Premises?

Posted by Paul Tuson on August 3rd , 2023

 

As a business owner, your priority often centres around driving growth, building strong teams, and exceeding customer expectations. However, there's one essential aspect that sometimes slips under the radar - the quality of air within your business premises. It's a silent, often overlooked, yet critical factor in creating a healthy, productive work environment.

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Topics: Electrical Contractor, Air Conditioning For Businesses, Renewable Energy

A Guide to Cutting Your Energy Bill and Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with Photovoltaic Panels

Posted by Paul Tuson on July 24th , 2023

Solar energy is an attractive, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly power source. One of the most popular and efficient ways for businesses, schools, and public organisations to harness this renewable resource is through photovoltaic (PV) panels.

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Topics: Electrical Contractor, Mechanical Contractor, Renewable Energy

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