Sun Safety!!!

Advice for adults and children on sunscreen and sun safety in the UK and abroad.Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer. Sunburn does not just happen on holiday. You can burn in the UK, even when it’s cloudy. There’s no safe or healthy way to get a tan. A tan does not protect your skin from the sun’s harmful effects.Aim […]

HOT! HOT! HOT!

COMMUTERS have been warned to “stay at home” as the “hottest day ever” will buckle railway lines this week.The mercury is set to soar to 39C tomorrow, smashing the current record of 36.7C recorded at Heathrow Airport in 2015.The weather for the next three days is looking like a scorcher – peaking on ThursdayBut the […]

How to climb a ladder safely?

A recent statistic has shown that more than 25% of all falls from height are from ladders. This often leads to bruises, broken limbs and sometimes even worse. The saddest part about this is it can be easily avoided if standard safety procedures are followed.How to Put Up Ladders?Placing ladders in the wrong position is the most […]

ALL TRADES UNDER ONE ROOF….CAN IT GET ANY BETTER???

Here at 1st fix we are a multi trade company offering all trades under one roof!This is perfect for all of our customers…..just 1 call and you have all the different trades you need 🙂No matter what works are required, 1st fix has it covered! 😉This week our guys have been busy on various different […]

7 Tips For Enjoying The Sun While Keeping Safe!

It may seem a little unnecessary to worry about the sun in the UK, but this weekend is going to be HOT! Even though we might not have boiling hot Greek weather all year round but when we do, the sun still has powerful UV rays that can harm your body, even if it’s a […]

Kitchen Safety – A Recipe For Success

Are you a complete novice in the kitchen or a self-proclaimed expert? Do you know how to make the perfect Sunday roast? More importantly, did you know that more than half of all accidental house fires start in the kitchen? The misuse of electrical cooking appliances account for the highest proportion of accidental electrical fires […]

Landlord’s responsibility for Gas Safety

If you let a property equipped with gas appliances you have three main responsibilities related to gas safety:Maintenance: pipework, appliances and flues must be maintained in a safe condition. All work must be serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer.Gas Safety Checks/Certificates: an annual (12 monthly) gas safety check must be carried out on every gas appliance/flue […]

Why is RCD protection so important!

To those not keyed into the world of electricity, we wouldn’t blame you for not knowing about RCD’s and how essential they are to keeping you and your family safe at home. RCD’s ensure you can be as safe as possible in your own homes! When fitted, an RCD (residual current device) will monitor your […]

What’s Wrong with My Washing Machine?

Instead of running out to the laundromat right away, try these quick fixes to see if you can get your washing machine working again.You’ve waited all week while laundry piled up in the hamper for laundry day, and now that it’s here your washing machine isn’t doing what it’s supposed to. Instead of running out […]

Your Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping, Now What?

When a circuit breaker trips, it leaves a room or a whole house in the dark and without power, but solving the issue is usually simple.What to Do When Your Circuit Breaker TripsWhen a surge of energy overloads a circuit, like in the case of a lightning strike or heavily stressed outlet drawing too much […]