Last week the president of Scotland’s largest trade association, Select, delivered a stark warning about the high numbers of rogue electricians carrying out shoddy and dangerous work. Donald W Orr called the work “incompetent and downright dangerous”, but how do unsuspecting members of the public check to ensure the electrician they’re employing has the full qualifications? We’ll outline it all for you below.

Look on the Registered Competent Person website

The government approved Registered Competent Person website is the simplest way to find a registered electrician who works in your area. Electricians have to meet specific standards defined by law before their registration is confirmed. There are also arbitrary checks undertaken to ensure all electrical work is of a high measure to avert avoidable danger. As well as individual electricians, you should also check any companies you’re looking to employ are also on the register.

Ask for their NICEIC registration number and ID card

Most reputable electricians will have their NICEIC registration emblazoned on their website to display their credibility to potential clients. If it’s absent from the website, you can ask the electrician to provide proof of certification. If you still feel dubious about their qualifications, you can check on the NICEIC website to alleviate any concerns.

If you follow these two simple steps, the electrician you employ should be fully qualified and competent. For any domestic, commercial or industrial electrical work, contact Daybury Electrical Services for high-quality work. We are NICEIC approved and have been a trusted electrician for many clients for over forty years.

Now we are well into autumn, and with the clocks due to go back, the temperatures will begin to decline sharply in the coming weeks. During this time and the coldest winter months, many people will rely on portable heaters and electric blankets, probably more so this year with rising energy prices. These mobile devices could be dangerous if not used correctly so, we’ve put together a few tips from Daybury electrical services to keep you warm and safe this winter.

Electric blanket checklist

There are several things to look for before using your electric blanket, including:

  • Fraying fabric
  • Burn marks
  • Any protruding wires
  • Check the cord and plug look sound
  • Check the control sounds fine when turned on

If you notice any signs of damage or smoking then, you should replace it immediately. Similarly, there are certain things you shouldn’t do with an electric blanket, such as:

  • Use it unless it’s completely unfolded
  • Touch it with wet hands or feet
  • Use it in combination with a hot water bottle
  • Insert anything into the blanket to hold it into place

Portable heater

Anyone who has been providing electrical services for a long time will tell you there are specific rules to follow with heaters, whether they are halogen heaters, fan heaters or oil-filled radiators:

  • Never put your heater on an uneven surface
  • Keep it far away from anything flammable, and don’t ever cover them
  • Don’t leave them on while you go to sleep or go out
  • Don’t use an extension lead to plug into a heater as it can cause it to overload
  • Check for damage before use and replace if necessary

Contact our team for more information on how to test the electrics in your home to ensure they are safe or for any of our excellent electrical services.

For any experienced commercial and industrial electrician, data cabling will be something that they are well acquainted with and a type of electrical work they handle frequently, but what is it, and who needs it?

What is data cabling?

Most of us know what data and cables are, but together data cabling is something entirely different. In essence, data cabling is grouping together multiple devices such as PCs and printers in an IT network and connecting them through cables that feed into a centralised data cabinet to create an efficient IT network.

Which type of cabling do you need?

The two types of cables used for data cabling consist have a couple of notable differences. Copper cables, known as Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat6a, can generate speeds up to 10,000mbps, but only over short distances of approximately a hundred metres. Fibre cables can reach the same speed but work over much longer distances of up to two kilometres, meaning fibre cables are the better option for comprehensive business sites.

The benefits of data cabling

Any commercial and industrial electrician will advise you that connecting all your business devices to one central cabinet will improve the speed and efficiency of data transfer for any business. They’d probably also say that data cable installation into a data cabinet ensures any future relocation is quick and straightforward. It also allows for easy scalability if your IT operation expands, supporting businesses to increase productivity and competitiveness. If you require the services of a commercial and industrial electrician for data cabling or any other work, contact our team for more information.

To the uninitiated, they might believe that a qualified electrician would be suitable for any electrical work, but this isn’t the case. A domestic electrician would not likely share the same skill set and knowledge of an industrial electrician. The environments that an industrial electrician will find themselves can vary wildly; from warehouses to shopping centres or even sports stadiums. And the manner of jobs they undertake are complicated and require in-depth knowledge of specific electrical systems.

Professional electrician in Telford and Stourbridge

Since 1978, Daybury Electrical has been a trusted and respected name as professional electricians. We hold contracts for many long-standing retail chains and operate in distribution warehouses with specialist conveyor belts to retail parks with integrated security systems. With domestic electrical problems, the main issue is the loss of lighting and the ability to power a home. With a commercial business, the same predicaments persist but are compounded by the loss of potential revenue. This is where you need an industrial electrician with the appropriate experience and knowledge.

Safety at work

We provide excellent emergency lighting installations as well as fault-finding work to keep your premises a safe place in which to work.

Security at work

Our expertise in installing CCTV and access control systems can help keep your business secure both internally and externally.

Cost reduction

By implementing energy monitoring and energy-saving lighting schemes, we can help save your company money and better preserve the environment around Telford and Stourbridge.


As well as providing data cabling and office wiring, we frequently undertake comprehensive projects like new plant, machine and factory installation.

Building Management Systems

Every business that owns a factory or warehouse will want that building to run as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. The ability to have centralised control of the heating, lighting site access, to name a few, has many benefits to a company. It also means the systems that allow this control are intricate and require an electrician with vast experience working with a BMS.

Daybury Electrical has electricians in Stourbridge and Telford who can install, maintain and periodically test these systems, to keep your business running.

Emergency electrician in Telford

We offer a genuine 24-hour call-out service. Any electrical faults or breakdowns that occur late at night or early in the morning can have a damaging effect on your business. We will endeavour to arrive as quickly as possible to resolve the fault efficiently and minimise the cost to your company. Knowing there’s a team that specialises in industrial electrics and has you covered is invaluable peace of mind.

Qualified electricians in Telford and Stourbridge

We are NICEIC approved industrial electricians which certifies we are safe and competent at what we do. We are also regularly assessed so we can demonstrate that we are capable of achieving all relevant safety standards and best practice.

Whenever we take on new electricians, we always ensure a strict vetting process. Our electricians are qualified to NVQ level 3 or equivalent, and they all possess a current ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) card. As a professional electrician in Telford, we strive to be easy to work with, professional at all times and always striving to find solutions for our clients.

If you require any aspect of our industrial electric services and wish to know more, call us or contact us through our website.

We all reap the benefits of living in an electrified world.

From the simple convenience of switching on a light when it’s dark, to the amazing miracles of modern, life-saving surgery, from the at-your- fingertips communication capabilities of your phone to the wonders of space exploration – none of these things would be possible without electricity and our harnessing of its powers. As you read this, just think of everything you have done today that, in one way or another, has been powered by electricity.

Perhaps it is the sheer ubiquity of electricity in our everyday lives that can make us forget that, unless we treat it with respect, it can also be extremely dangerous.

Most of us are in the dark when it comes to the technicalities of electricity!

Which is where we come in – accredited electricians who know the problems that can arise and how to deal safely with them.

  • So, in the event of any of the following situations, this is what you should do:
  • Damaged equipment or tools – do not use them – get them repaired or replaced.
  • Faulty or inadequate wiring – call an accredited electrician.
  • Any problems with overhead power lines – ditto.
  • Anything electrical behaving in an unusual or erratic manner – ask an expert.

In short, anything electrical with which you are not familiar or experienced, should be dealt with by an expert in the field. They will know what to look for and how it should be dealt with in the safest way.

Always remember, be safe, not sorry – rely on an expert to put your mind at ease and to help keep your tumble dryer tumbling, your cooker cooking, your kettle boiling, your TV transmitting and your lights shining brightly!

Electricity is vital for your home but needs proper care and attention. Electrical problems can occur anytime without warning and sometimes may put your family at risk. The safety of your home can depend upon the electrical wiring. Most homeowners ignore small problems which can result in storing a problem for another day. Here are some tell tale signs:

Flickering Lights

Flickering of lights can be a sign of a defective bulb, overloaded circuit, loose light bulb or light fixtures. If the light keeps flickering constantly after replacing the bulb and the problem persists then there can be a wiring problem. In this case you need to hire an electrician to diagnose the issue.

Circuit Breaker Problems
If your circuit is breaking constantly when your circuit is overloaded then you need to check the wiring of your home. The problem can be because of high voltage or power failure which can be best diagnosed by your electrician. They will take suitable action to resolve the issue.

Warm outlets / Burning smell around outlets
A burning smell around outlets is not a good sign as this can be a serious problem and need immediate attention. Warm outlets can occur due to an overloaded outlet, loose wires or faulty switch. To resolve this problem immediately turn off the power and call a professional electrician immediately.

Electrical Shocks
If you feel an electric shock while plugging or touching the switch there can be a wiring problem. This can happen when two wires touch and current flows creating more heat than the circuit can handle.

Most people misunderstand the term PAT and believe it is a process which needs to be repeated annually which is not always the case. However, the main purpose of PAT is to maintain equipment which can cause danger to property or an individual, and to keep them updated with safe electrical equipment. The code of practice as published by many organisations suggest what types of equipment require testing and how often they require testing for better use and efficiency.

Why is it important?
Do you know that there are more than 1,000 major electrical injuries reported each year in the UK alone? These major injuries can be burns or electrical shocks and around 40 of them are fatal. There is no legal requirement of PAT testing, however, to ensure the best results and for safety, one should get testing of any equipment which seems not to be working well.

Although there is no strict requirement of PAT in UK, and there are several safety and health organisations who expect you to check working equipment on a regular basis or risk being fined up to £5,000. No one knows when a minor fault can turn into a major one and pose a potential hazard so the consequences of ignoring this should be considered carefully.

Let’s have a look at some common questions:

Question: Is PAT testing a legal requirement?
Answer: The answer we’ve mentioned in the above section is no, there is no legal requirement for PAT testing in the UK, but to have an injury free and safe property one should have it done as suggested by an electrician.

Question: If there is no legal requirement, why do we need to worry about it?
Answer: There is no legal requirement, but anyone found responsible for poor safety may be fined up to £5,000. The list includes, the user who is using equipment, administrator without having the proper knowledge, and building service manager, etc.

Question: How often do we need to go for PAT?
Answer: Annual checks for PAT are recommended to ensure the best safety possible.

So ensure the best safety possible, we’ll advise customers to have their equipment tested by their electrician as per their advise.

The electrical systems in our homes include elements such as circuitry, the fuse board, plug sockets, light switches and light installations, and often an electrical cooker too. All this wiring needs upgrading periodically to make sure it is safe and fit for purpose.

The most important thing to remember if you are thinking about re-wiring you home is that this is not a DIY job – make sure you get a qualified electrician or you are putting your home and its occupants at risk.

It may be time to get an upgrade if:

Your system is old: when it comes to electrical circuitry age matters. Modern systems offer a higher degree of safety than they did even a few decades ago, and the way we use energy today has changed, with much greater loads expected of our domestic systems.

You are using too many extensions. Everything needs a power connection these days: landline phones, your speakers, your TV’s speakers, your WiFi –not to mention all those things that need charging all the time. Our homes were often designed for much simpler times when 4 – 6 sockets per room was more than adequate, and so many people rely on multiple extension lead or adapters – a solution that is unsightly and can pose a fire risk if sockets become overloaded.

Getting the right electrician for the job

With an electrician such as Daybury on board you can be assured that your re-wiring will be carried out to the highest safety standards. We have considerable expertise in designing electrical systems that are suitable for their intended use, and can offer expert advice on maximum load, and home automation.

Find out how a fully qualified, experienced Daybury electrician could help you keep the lights on and your family safe at home.

Are you seeking an electrician and contractor specialising in BMS local to Bromsgrove, Stourbridge, or Telford?

Building Management Systems, or BMS help regulate the operation of a building and monitor aspects such as the flow or air and CO2 exchange. Sometimes these are integrated alongside energy, environmental, communications, and security systems too.

Why use BMS?

The benefits are BMS are increased control and efficiency – all aspects of the building can be overseen and managed from a central point.

A properly designed and implemented system will have benefits in energy use – for example lighting that is motion sensitive is increasingly popular in buildings from office blocks to municipal leisure centres.

Collating information about energy use patterns can also enable building managers to identify inefficiencies, and to compare usage across multiple sites.

A comprehensive BMS can bring together building systems and services such as:

  • Lighting
  • Heating and/or humidity/CO2 control
  • CCTV
  • Area access control
  • IT and telecoms
  • Fire and sprinkler systems
  • Power systems

With all these elements brought together and increasingly digitised, it is possible to have remote or potable control, through internet connectivity, and to use advanced levels of analysis.

Finding a BMS contactor

Daybury Electrical Services Ltd

As an electrician and electrical contractor based in the Bromsgrove, Stourbridge, and Telford area, we are specialists in BMS installation. We offer a range of services to the industrial, commercial, and domestic sectors, and our work with plant and large installations contributes to us being able to install and maintain complex BMS.

If you are planning to install BMS, or to upgrade existing systems, we can offer an experienced, multi-skilled team, and excellent contract delivery.

What buildings can benefit from BMS?

We have installed systems in buildings covering a wide range of uses: retail spaces, offices, industrial and agricultural complexes, for example.

If you want to find out if you could benefit from BMS, get in touch today for more information.

Title-1An electrician is a person specially trained and qualified to deal with the design, installation, repair,inspection, and maintenance of electrical systems and appliances. An electrician is the right person to call if you need an electrical circuit fixing or any work involving a mains electrical current. Be it at home or in the office, a good electrician should be able to provide the services you need, with minimal disruption and clearly stated fees. Many electricians may be experts in a particular field, with specialisms such as construction, residential, commercial or industrial electrical engineering.


Residential Electrician

There when you need a repair, or for the installation of everything from lights and electric cookers to burglar alarms, this electrician is the one most of us might call from time to time. If you have any doubts about the safety or proficiency of your household electronics, a professional electrician will be able to offer sound advice. An electrician experienced in working in their customer’s homes should be able to work tidily and with consideration for you and your interior decoration.



Commercial Electrician

A commercial electrician will be an expert in the increasingly complex electrical systems found in your average office or retail space. Working with IT, security, emergency, and environmental control in addition to basic power supply and lighting circuits, a commercial electrician is more and more likely to be knowledgeable about automation and the centralised control of a building’s operation. A good commercial electrician will coordinate effectively with other technicians as required, from lift engineers, to IT specialists.


Industrial Electricians

An industrial electrician will specialise in the needs that are particular to sites such as factories, farms, workshops and areas utilising heavy machinery. This job requires experience and expertise in working with additional hazards, such as moisture and high voltages. If you run an industrial installation you will rely on this kind of electrician for all kinds of day to day maintenance, repair and inspection work, as well as electrical engineering and design solutions.

New Construction

Electrical contractors can specialise in the installation of systems in new build developments, both residential and commercial. They will be experienced in working alongside other onsite technical teams overseen by the project manager, and may be responsible for the design and placement of circuits in addition to their installation. As an electrical contractor on a building site you may be required to find solutions as you work and adapt to changes in spec as the building progresses. You will certainly be an expert in buildings regulations and the safety and quality standards required of the systems in any new construction.switchNo job is too big or too small if you have the right kind of electrician on hand. From a quick repair or fitting at home, to the installation of your new integrated IT and security systems at sites across the UK, it’s just a matter of knowing what service you need and who is best to supply it. Always ensure a qualified electrician carries out any work on your home or business, as mistakes can pose a serious risk to health and safety.