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What to do in a Gas Emergency

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If you smell gas, start feeling ill, sick or dizzy, don't delay. Act on a gas emergency immediately! Poorly fitted or un-serviced appliances carry a risk of gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.  Here are the Gas-Safe recommendations on what to do if you smell gas or if you’ve been feeling unwell [...]

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EICR regulations in England are changing. Are you ready?

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What is an EICR?   EICR's (Electrical Installation Condition Report's) have 5 main aims;   Record the results of the inspection and testing to make sure the electrical installation is safe to be used until the next inspection (following any work needed to make it safe) Find any damage and wear and tear that might [...]

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Electric cars, EV grants in 2020 budget, EV grants for cars in the UK

Will Electric Vehicle Grants stay in the 2020 budget?

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Industry stakeholders are speculating as to whether the new EV grants will be scrapped in the 2020 budget. British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has urged stakeholders from across the industry to write to their local MP and ask for their support in securing long-term government support for grants for new electric vehicles (EVs). […]

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Electrical Safety for UK Private Rental Landlords

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New changes to Electrical Safety Regulations mean landlords could receive fines of up to £30,000 if their properties do not comply.  We’ve highlighted the main changes below and what landlords can do to ensure they stay compliant. The new regulations are expected to come into force in summer 2020 and cover all premises that contain […]

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How Individual Behaviour Changes in the workplace impact Corporate Carbon targets

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Adapted from an article by Rebecca Hurt, Behavioural Change Officer at Midlands energy hub.  While a lot of the current focus is on the challenges around implementation of green infrastructure, it is important to remember that your team and their behaviour can also have a significant impact on reducing energy consumption on an individual basis.  […]

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£10m offered for green projects in rural communities

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The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £10 million programme supporting rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects.  Of the first round of applications received by the Midlands Energy Hub, three were approved by the board; The Harbury e-wheels project in Warwickshire will investigate the feasibility of using a vertical axis wind […]

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What do I need to know about an EICR?

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How do you know the electrics in your property are safe? One step is to ask a qualified electrician to produce an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) which assesses the condition of the electrics and gives peace of mind to both landlords, tenants and homeowners. Rented properties must have their electrics checked at least every […]

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How do I choose an Electrician?

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Choosing an electrician either for a job in your home or for your business can be difficult – there are likely to be many electricians in your local area, and choosing the right one for you can prove challenging. Here are a few tips which our clients have told us helped when choosing a contractor. […]

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Book your FREE Gas Safety Check with Epic Global Group Ltd.

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In celebration of Gas Safety Week (16th - 22nd September) we are offering everyone a free gas safety check of all their appliances in their home or business. We would perform a full visual check of the heating system, advising if there was any further work required or if the system is in good working order. [...]

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How to stay safe from fire at Christmas

How to stay safe from fire at Christmas

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Have you decorated your home for Christmas yet? Pulling the decorations out of the loft and stringing up the lights you've had for years may be very nostalgic. However, it can also put your home at risk of fire. How many years have you had those lights exactly? Did you buy them or were they [...]

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