Blogs

The importance of fire safety in the workplace

Posted: Aug 08, 2019

The damage that office fires can cause is underestimated, with over half of small businesses being forced to close in the 12 months following a fire due to the extreme levels of disruption that’s been caused. Do you know how to keep your business safe?

Fires need 3 things to start, a source of ignition (heat), a source of fuel (something that burns) and oxygen. 

  • Sources of ignition include heaters, lighting, naked flames, electrical equipment, smokers paraphernalia and anything else that gets very hot or causes a spark.

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QL Group: The Power of Two

Posted: Jul 25, 2019

A new name 

As you may already be aware we recently announced our new branding and name change, now operating under QL Group, which is comprised of both Quicklight for lighting services and Quicktest for compliance services. As our Managing Director Richard McCabe explained in the announcement blog

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How LED lighting can help improve the productivity of your night shift workers

Posted: Apr 05, 2019

Shift work has become a reality in our 24-7 society. Exposing night staff to the right light can have big implications for productivity and morale within a warehouse.

Working night shifts can have a detrimental impact on your health. Common problems are:

  • Insufficient and restless sleep developing into chronic tiredness.

  • Difficulty in going to sleep

  • Drowsiness and a decrease in alertness during the night shift.

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Growth and adapting to industry changes leads to new branding and location for Quicklight

Posted: Mar 11, 2019

Quicklight, a key player in the lighting and compliance industry has today revealed new branding and plans to relocate to a beautiful new office space in Hermitage, near Thatcham, Berkshire. Quicklight will now operate as QL Group, which will be comprised of both Quicklight for lighting services and Quicktest for compliance services. When discussing the reasons for re-branding from Quicklight to QL Group, Managing Director Richard McCabe states;

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A stunning result for Antony Gudgeon

Posted: Dec 21, 2018

Quicklight is thrilled to announce that after a great deal of hard work, commitment and determination, our Finance Manager Antony Gudgeon has passed his ACCA qualification! We are incredibly proud of this achievement and delighted to also announce that Antony has been promoted to ‘Associate Director of Finance’ with immediate effect.

We sat down with Antony to discuss his studies, as well as Quicklight’s input and what the future holds. As Antony explains;

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It was 140 years ago today….a (brief!) history of the lightbulb

Posted: Oct 14, 2018

140 years, on October 14th 1878, Thomas Edison filed his first patent application for "Improvement In Electric Lights". The first successful test took place just over a year later on October 22th 1879, lasting 13.5 hours. In tribute to Edison’s legacy this article looks at his contribution to the invention of the lightbulb and the impact this has had on the world.

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The Importance of Accreditations for Lighting Maintenance Contractors

Posted: Oct 10, 2018

Here at Quicklight, we take pride in delivering a safe and high quality service for each of our clients, every time. This is why, when we consider becoming accredited with a particular body; we look at whether the accreditation will help us to improve the quality or safety of our work. It is important for any contractor to take health and safety matters seriously. This is especially the case for businesses offering any provision that involves working at height, working with machinery and providing electrical services.

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