Is Emergency Lighting a legal requirement?

Is Emergency Lighting a legal requirement? And other Emergency lighting related questions. Legislative requirements for emergency lighting: New Buildings and major refurbishments need to be safe and comply to relevant National and local Building regulations. The safe use of all buildings. Systems also need to be appropriately designed for...

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Is PAT testing a legal requirement?

Is PAT Testing A Legal Requirement? Currently there is no strict legal requirement for PAT testing. However the Government introduced regulations that pertain to the maintenance of electrical appliances and the most effective way to ensure that these regulations are met is through PAT testing. The UK Health and...

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What is Electrical Inspection & Testing?

What Does Electrical Inspection & Testing For Commercial/Industrial Premises Mean? It is recommended that all commercial/industrial premises undertake an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) to minimise risk in the workplace and ensure ongoing safety. However, we are aware  that confusion can arise around what this means, what it entails...

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N.E.T.S Service

Use our new N.E.T.S Service to ‘catch’ all your latent electrical issues. We would like to introduce you to FCS Services’ new offering, the safety N.E.T.S service. N.E.T.S stands for Non-Invasive Electrical Testing Solutions. The role of this service is to compliment standard and recognised electrical inspection and testing...

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Guest Blog: NAPIT

As one of the leading Government approved and United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) accredited certification bodies, NAPIT has over 10,000 registered businesses operating within the electrical domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. Originally established as a Trade Association over 25 years ago, the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers...

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Why do we do it?

WHAT DO FCS DO? AND WHY? So…why would anyone NEED electrical testing if they aren’t having any issues? Let’s take it from the top and start with tier 1, the law!! All employers/employees MUST comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act otherwise they may face prosecution. Like...

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From A to ‘Z’

Z – Hotel, Saw Close Bath Another project completed in 2018 was the ‘Z Hotel’ Saw Close in beautiful Bath UK. The hotel has 150 bedrooms and is situated right at the heart of this beautiful city. The inspection and testing took approx. 3 weeks and was completed in...

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Solid work from FCS Services

Colinwell Concrete have been producing concrete products at their site on the Colinglen Road for over 130 years. We much enjoyed our site survey with Donal, getting to walk around and see some of the history of the firm. FCS Services were employed to carry out an EICR (Electrical...

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FCS on top FORRME in 2018

FCS Services recently completed emergency lighting repairs for FORRME construction Coalisland. These works followed various compliance works throughout 2018 on multiple housing developments over the North of Ireland. We carried out EICRs (Electrical installation condition reports) on the site cabins on these new housing developments as well as Emergency...

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Who do you call, when your backs to the WALL?

FCS Services Ltd have recently completed an EICR (Electrical Installation Condition Report) and Emergency lighting certification for ‘The Wall Group’. This work was carried out at the Spar/Subway/Post Office in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast. Multi-store Manager Judith Reilly said “When we had a requirement for some electrical...

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