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PAT Testing – Answering the key questions

Posted: Jul 25, 2018

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to PAT testing, you only have to search for the term on Google and take a look at the most commonly asked questions to see that most people aren’t sure when they need to test or what they need to test. The key questions for most people are:

        1.   Is PAT testing required?

        2.   What is tested in a PAT test?

        3.   How often do you have to do a PAT test?

        4.   Can anyone do a PAT test?

So we’ve decided to answer these key questions and let you know how Quicklight can help.

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Why Quicklight visits clients every 8 weeks

Posted: Jun 27, 2018

The importance of customer service

“Customer service is at the heart of everything we do”

You’ve heard that sentence before, haven’t you? Let’s be honest – we all have. No matter what industry a business is in, everyone is going to cite customer service as a vital part of their organisation.

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Fixed Wire Testing – Should I be worried and what can I do?

Posted: Jun 27, 2018

A daunting process

Fixed wire testing is one of those phrases that usually provokes a negative response from facilities managers and business owners. Whilst the majority of people are fully aware that is something they need to do, staying on top of it and managing it can be a very daunting process. Especially for those with large sites or multiple locations. It is however still the employer’s responsibility to ensure that all electrical wiring complies with regulations, namely the EICR.

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Thermal Imaging

Posted: Apr 17, 2018

What is thermal imaging?

Facilities managers and business owners have a responsibility to ensure that all electrical wiring complies with regulations. This helps maintain a safe working environment for employees, avoiding the accidents and injuries that can occur as a result of overloading, deterioration or damages that may appear in electrical installations over time. Failure to comply to these regulations, specifically the EICR, can lead to heavy fines and at its most serious – prosecution.

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Capital Free LED

Posted: Jan 25, 2018

It’s no secret that many people are put off making the switch to LED lighting due to the ingrained perception that is a complicated and highly expensive lighting option. Quicklight can reassure you that the reality is actually the opposite.

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Are you fully compliant?

Posted: Jan 25, 2018

“The mindset of doing things as cheaply as possible must stop”.

Last month’s review of building regulations in the UK contains a number of damming statements like the one above, the headline message being that regulations are not “fit for purpose” with former Chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive, Dame Judith Elizabeth Hackitt stating;

“It has become clear that the whole system of regulation, covering what is written down and the way in which it is enacted in practice, is not fit for purpose, leaving room for those who want to take shortcuts to do so.”

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A day in the life of a Quicklight Lighting Apprentice

Posted: Feb 10, 2017

The Quicklight Apprenticeship Programme offers aspiring electricians the chance to gain hands on experience in the electrical industry. The programme provides the opportunity to work alongside a team of experienced electricians and engineers, building a strong portfolio towards a City and Guilds Level 3 electrical qualification.

Over the past 10 years, Quicklight’s scheme has enjoyed great success, with many apprentices going on to qualify as certified electricians and engineers.

George Barron is a 17-year-old apprentice, currently 6 months into the programme.

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