What is Part P and what does it mean for my electrical repairs?

If you’re looking for emergency electrical work, then you might have heard about Part P. This regulation is incredibly important to our home emergency cover team; all electrical work performed by our contractors must conform with Part P. But what is Part P electrical safety requirement, and what do the regulations entail? Part P forms part of…

How to stay safe when working with electricity

Faulty electrical work is incredibly dangerous – every year, defective electronics directly lead to around ten deaths and 750 serious injuries in the UK alone. With a few simple precautions and a bit of foresight, you can work safely with electricity and avoid any electrical home emergencies. Our home emergency cover is a great way…

Don’t ‘hide’ house keys outside – in 2014, over 6,000 UK burglaries involved a key

Last year, more than 6,000 burglaries occurred in the UK after a thief accesses a property with a key, or nearly 3% of all burglaries. This shocking figure comes from official police data and was recovered by insurers LV= following a Freedom of Information request, and underlines serious failings in many people’s home security arrangements.…

Tenants in Northern Ireland could have gas cut off if they refuse landlords’ gas safety checks

Tenants in Northern Ireland who do not allow the Housing Executive to arrange annual landlord gas safety checks could have their gas supply cut off, the organisation has warned. ‘Real problem’ with gaining entry to households As the Housing Executive is a landlord, it is legally obliged to ensure that the households in its property…

RoSPA: Stay safe at home over winter

When it’s cold, slippery and wet outside, you might think there’s nowhere safer than indoors, in the warmth, with the radiator on and a cup of tea in your hands. However, while the home might be far safer than the roads when the temperature drops below zero, there are still a number of dangers in…