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We’re the UKs Number 1  trusted voice of experience in the industry, who are regularly consulted to give our expert opinions with industry governing bodies. Here you’ll find our latest news as well as frequently asked questions about electrical and fire safety, maintenance and compliance.

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Fire risk assessments in hospitals – what you need to know

We’ve put together a list of questions people ask us about fire risk assessments in hospital environments, including who is responsible for completing a fire risk assessment in the NHS.
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EV charging for schools – changes to grants

The regulations for EV charging in the education sector have changed. Learn more about EV charging in schools and how to take advantage of the new funding.
Electrical safety in the workplace: key regulations and best practice

Electrical safety in the workplace: key regulations and best practice

Electricity is an essential part of our lives, but it can also be dangerous if not handled properly. In the workplace, electrical accidents can lead to serious injuries or death. That's why it's important to ensure electrical safety in the workplace.
Emergency lighting requirements in UK schools

Emergency lighting requirements for UK schools

Emergency lighting is a central part of any public building infrastructure, not just for the obvious reason to assist those inside to evacuate when an emergency arises, but also to aid firefighters to navigate the building and extinguish any fires more quickly.

Fire safety in the workplace – who is responsible?

Fire safety is essential to all workplaces, whether offices, factories, or retail outlets. Find out who is responsible for safety and how to keep your workplace compliant.

Your guide to thermal imaging

Did you know you can use an infrared camera to check the condition of your electrical installations? This guide will tell you about electrical thermal imaging and how to use it to keep your commercial building safe.

How often should fire risk assessments be reviewed?

When you have a fire risk assessment in place, it’s important to review it regularly. Circumstances can change, meaning that the fire risk assessment you have for your building may no longer be fit for purpose.

PAT testing in schools: keep safe from the risk of fire

Why is PAT testing in schools so important? Join us as we look at some of the reasons why PAT testing can keep your school safe and your students happy.

Electric heater safety: 7 top tips

Although electric heaters can be great for heating a room quickly, they can be dangerous if misused. Here are our tips for ensuring you stay warm and safe.

What is electrical equipment testing?

Electrical equipment testing ensures your electrical equipment works properly. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about electrical equipment testing and inspection.

Through our national network of fully certified engineers, Hawkesworth provide a range of technical compliance and testing services to ensure you’re not at risk – we’ve got you covered!

From your Electrical Installation and Portable Appliances with EICRPAT and Thermographic surveys to Fire Safety with Fire Risk AssessmentsFire Alarm Testing and Emergency Lighting.

Got a question or want to know more about a service we offer – call us on 01845 524498