PAT testing: Keep your business safe and compliant

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PAT testing (Portable Appliance Testing) is something most businesses are aware of, although many business owners are not entirely sure how it affects them and which appliances have to be compliant. Low-risk business environments such as offices, shops and care homes can contain a variety of portable electrical appliances which by law must be maintained […]

How often should I service my business fire alarm systems?

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Servicing your business fire alarm systems is vital because they protect your people, premises and assets. It’s a legal requirement that fire alarm systems are serviced at least every six months. However, this is a minimum requirement and we recommend that ideally the fire alarm should be tested every three months and emergency lighting every […]

How do you find an electrician who’s willing to do small electrical jobs?

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Small electrical jobs such as installing a light switch or a wall light can often present home and business owners with a problem: How do they find an electrician who’s willing to come out and do it? At Electric City we believe that no job’s too small and we’re happy to pop in to homes […]

Changes to domestic fusebox wiring regulations aim to prevent fire risk

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Changes to wiring regulations have meant that there are new rules surrounding the kind of consumer units – more commonly known as fuseboxes – that can now be installed in household properties. Amendment 3 to the BS7671:2008 Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Regulations) was published on January 5 last year and applies to all […]