Working with a “Killer” (Electricity)

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In this article Slaters Electricals’ Operations Manager, David Kerr, reflects on the age-old anecdote and the hard work that all of our workforce put in to ensure this will never apply. A colleague was recently recounting an incident from his early days working on a high voltage electrical site, when an experienced engineer pulled him…

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11kV Switchboard supply & install for UK Production Facility

11kV Switchboard supply & install for UK Production Facility

Slaters Electricals have recently completed an 11kV switchgear replacement project on an urgent turn around for a global manufacturer in the food and agriculture sector. When one of their key production facilities in the UK suffered a catastrophic failure to one of their onsite 11kV switchboards they turned to Slaters for assistance. Slaters provided a timely,…

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Refurbished transformers and the Ecodesign Directive

Refurbished transformers and the Ecodesign Directive

The European Union’s Ecodesign Directive (Directive 2009/125/EC) which came into force on the 1st July 2015, provides consistent EU-wide rules for the minimum mandatory requirements for the energy efficiency of energy using products. The directive includes regulation on small, medium and large transformers placed on the market for the first time after the enforcement date.…

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Refurbishing in the Circular Economy

Refurbishing in the Circular Economy

The term ‘Circular Economy’ has been discussed widely in the media over the last few years. The Ellen MacArthur foundation, a charity set up by the former British sailor in 2010, is dedicated to working with business and education to ‘accelerate the transition to a circular economy’. Even The Guardian has a dedicated ‘Circular Economy…

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What to do if you have electrical damage from floods

What to do if you have electrical damage from floods

With the wettest winter on record and storms battering the UK over the last few weeks, the resulting floods have caused devastation to homes and businesses across the country. Over 5000 properties are still flooded, tens of thousands of people have been left without power and the damage to equipment and electrical infrastructure is some…

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Jersey Electricity – The Logistics

Jersey Electricity - The Logistics

Our project with Jersey Electricity was one of the most complex projects ever undertaken by Slaters Electricals, due to the logistics of transporting the 60-tonne transformer from the Slaters factory in North East England to the Power Station in Jersey. Take a look at our video showing the logistics of the project on site in…

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Saving energy and reducing bills for Businesses

Saving energy and reducing bills for Businesses

Energy prices have risen considerably over the last couple of years. Last week the Chief of utility regulator Ofgem warned that further price increases were imminent as the UK’s reliance on gas grows as market availability falls. In light of this we have decided to put together some tips and ideas for businesses to help…

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Slaters Celebrate 92% pass mark for UVDB Verify audit

Slaters Celebrate 92% pass mark for UVDB Verify audit

Slaters Electricals completed their yearly UVDB audit this week scoring a fantastic overall mark of 92%. The audit was completed by an external UVDB verifier and it included audits of all the environmental, health & safety and quality procedures within the business. The fantastic score shows Slaters on-going commitment to ensure we work to the…

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