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The impact of COVID-19

This month has seen us resume some of our works as contracts have begun to filter through slowly. It has been brilliant for our team to be able to crack on with projects that came to a halt when lockdown was imposed. Of course, all our activity is now taking place under strict new working […]

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Looking back on recent projects

With the restrictions around Covid-19 affecting our day-to-day work recently, we’ve had time to reflect on our business and review some of the fantastic projects we’ve completed over the last 12 months or so. This has underlined for us where our strengths lie and what a fantastic team of  skilled and experienced electricians we have. […]

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Coronavirus crisis is a challenging time for us all

The coronavirus crisis is an extremely challenging time for all businesses at the moment, and the electrical industry is no different. There’s a lot of uncertainty among employers and staff about the future, with many companies finding that projects are being suspended for at least three months, and some indefinitely. We can now be sure […]

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IR35 changes: How they affect private sector contracts

Changes to the IR35 legislation will be implemented on April 6th, 2020, and will affect contractors and employers working in the private sector. The IR35 law has been controversial since it was introduced 20 years ago, not least because many people find it complicated to understand. The new changes could catch people out if they […]

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The dangers of working as an electrician

The dangers of working as an electrician may seem obvious because of the nature of the job. However, serious injuries or deaths caused by electricity itself are actually rare. Most of the injuries sustained by electricians during their everyday work are caused by hazards within their working environment. Here, we’ll take a closer look at […]

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Mental health and wellbeing in the electrical industry

It’s not often you hear about mental health and wellbeing in the electrical industry. In the wider construction sector, where health and safety is focused on physical stresses and potential injury, mental health has long been overlooked. But things are changing. In general, we are now discussing mental health much more widely than ever before. Many […]

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Looking for an electrical contractor? Look no further than DRF Electrical!

As an established and experienced industrial and commercial electrical contractor, DRF Electrical can help businesses and organisations with a range of  electrical requirements. Based in Leeds, our experienced team of electricians and project managers work across the UK on all kinds of electrical projects, including the design, installation, upgrading, maintenance and testing of fire and […]

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Electric vehicle charging points on the increase

The use of electric and hybrid vehicles is gaining in popularity as more and more people aim to cut their CO2 emissions and reduce their carbon footprint. Figures show a huge rise in registrations of electric vehicles in the UK, from 3,500 in 2013 to more than 227,000 by the end of August 2019. This […]

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What you need to know about surge protection devices (SPDs)

Surge protection devices (SPDs) help to prevent excess voltage from damaging electronic devices, equipment or systems during a short surge of electricity known as a transient over-voltage. Transient over-voltages are electrical surges or spikes of sometimes several thousand volts which last no more than a millisecond in duration. They can be caused externally by an […]

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Carrying out electrical work in listed buildings

DRF Electrical have carried out a number of projects recently involving electrical work in listed buildings. Because of constraints around such buildings, there are some key considerations to bear in mind when undertaking this kind of work. It can be challenging and more time-consuming but it can also be rewarding and interesting. So what do […]

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