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Installing An Extensive Fire Alarm System

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 9th , 2019

 

Fire alarms are an essential safeguard of personal safety and their presence is mandatory to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Properly installing these systems should be a top priority and there are a handful of recommendations to keep in mind. Here are 4 factors to keep in mind.

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Topics: Electrical Contractor

Which Boiler Systems Are Best Suited To Large Public Sector Organisations?

Posted by Paul Tuson on October 7th , 2019

In this article we consider the different types of boiler systems and which is best for large public sector organisations, particularly concerning price, reliability and operating costs over the long term.

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Topics: Electrical Contractor

Finding The Right Electrical Contractor For Your Business

Posted by Andrew Lambert on September 20th , 2019

Business directories and phone books list numerous electrical contractors, but how does one select the right firm of electricians? When projects are ambitious or non-standard in terms of their goals and involve significant expenditure, the choice of supplier becomes all the more important. Factors such as good communication, capacity, and compatibility with one’s business ethos need due consideration, too. Here we list some points to contemplate when choosing an electrical contractor.

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4 Tips To Consider When Looking For Your University’s Hot Water System Installer

Posted by Andrew Lambert on April 25th , 2019

Image: Lowe and Oliver undertook the complete Mechanical & Electrical installation of a new six storey Bournemouth University Student Building.

As a facilities manager, it’s important to know when your maintenance staff can undertake a job, and when you need to call in the big guns. While your onsite engineers can happily cope with the day-to-day breakdowns and maintenance routines of your university’s hot water system, it is often more cost-effective to call in specialist mechanical contractors for breakdowns, extensive upgrades and large-scale installations. How though, do you pick the right company?

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Topics: Electrical Contractor, Mechanical Contractor

How To Obtain Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR)

Posted by Paul Tuson on December 12th , 2018

Out of sight, out of mind could well apply to most peoples’ thinking when it comes to their home or workplace electrics. It’s one of those (relatively) modern miracles nobody gives a thought about – until it starts going wrong.

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How To Comply With Electrical Regulations

Posted by Paul Tuson on December 6th , 2018

As the manager or operator of any commercial premises in the UK, you are bound by Health and Safety legislation to ensure the safety of employees and any members of the public visiting those premises. A log should be kept of all assessments, findings, actions taken, when they were carried out, and by whom (must be a qualified electrician).

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Electrical Regulations At Work - 4 Areas Of Accountability

Posted by Paul Tuson on November 29th , 2018

As a company responsible for electrical and mechanical works on some of the UK’s most prestigious historic houses, public buildings, and industrial and commercial properties, Lowe & Oliver has to comply with a large number of Health and Safety and Electrical Regulations at Work (codes of practice), to ensure the safe installation, operation and maintenance of electrical supply and appliances. The following is an overview of four of the main areas of accountability.

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Topics: Electrical Contractor

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