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Congratulations Tom Pimlott – on passing 2391 Inspection & Testing Exam

Another reason to celebrate at AKD – Well done Tom!

SAFE CONTRACTOR – AKD RECEIVE TOP SAFETY ACCREDITATION

Press Release: Top Safety Accreditation for electrical contractors AKD AKD has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. AKD is principally involved in the commercial and industrial sector, specialising in fit-out or refurbishment projects for offices, retail outlets, schools/colleges and warehouses . With a £1.5 million turnover, AKD’s most recent clients have included major players such as Menzies Distribution, Dulux Decorator Centres, BCF Technology and Healthcare Environmental. The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a u...

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (HIGHLY COMMENDED)

The most coveted award of the SELECT Awards night is undoubtedly the “Electrical Contractor of the Year” award and each year it is pretty much dominated by the big guns of the Scottish Electrical Industry. Companies who dwarf AKD in size if not in quality and reputation. Towards the end of the ceremony, SELECT announced there was to be a special award “to a company who stood out among the many great companies entered” and it was truly the most amazing surprise as SELECT proceeded to award AKD as “Highly Commended” in the Electrical Contractor of the Year 2013 category. At the end of the day we wouldn’t win these awards were it not for the trust and support of our clients without whom there would be no AKD. The awards themselves are due to the hard ...

SELECT AWARDS 2013 – THE POWER OF THREE

AKD attended their third awards night in three years and were shortlisted for three awards on the night. AKD are immensely proud to be announced as Winners of the SELECT Best Promotion of Certification award 2013. Outright winners this year (having shared the award last year) AKD have successfully defended their title against some tough competition from other companies. Best Promotion of Certification 2013 – Winners Best Use of Training 2013 – Finalist Best Safety Project 2013 – Finalist Certification is perhaps the field AKD are currently most passionate about closely followed by Accreditation/Training and Health and Safety so to win one and to be shortlisted among the last two or three in each of the two other categories is a fantastic achievement in itself however ther...

BE SAFE, BE SURE, BE SELECT

The 2013 Broadcast Media campaign to promote the SELECT Brand started on Monday 23rd September. The thrust of their campaign is to promote Brand recognition and it leads on professionalism, peace of mind, Scottish Government endorsement and the encouragement to “Be Safe, Be Sure, BE SELECT”. AKD are huge advocates of the need for proper governance of the electrical industry and as members of SELECT and Scottish Government Approved Certifiers of Construction you can be assured that our staff are fully qualified and up to date with current British Standards. At the end of any installation we will test and commission  the installation and provide you with the appropriate paperwork for your peace of mind. You can see the advert on STV or click here to view it now If you have an installation re...

AKD SHORTLISTED IN 3 AT SELECT AWARDS 2013

Good things come in 3’s AKD are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in three categories for the SELECT awards 2013. We received an email from the organisers Cabletalk and SELECT telling us the good news. “I am delighted to inform you that you have been short listed in the following categories of the SELECT Awards 2013: Best Use of Training Best Electrical Safety Best Promotion of Certification AKD were proud winners of the Best Promotion of Certification in 2012 (that category’s inaugural year) and being particularly passionate about the need for electrical certifcation we look forward to defending that title again this year. We need to await the judging visit in late August but won’t discover our fate until the actual awards night itself in October....

KEITH GROOM – PROMOTING SELECT AND CERTIFICATION

They say good things happen in three’s and after Keith Groom’s sterling efforts in promoting SELECT and their Approved Certifiers of Construction scheme that’s the number of times AKD and Keith have featured in the February edition of Cabletalk magazine. Keith is passionate about the need for electrical certification and through SELECT’s scheme AKD are Scottish Government Building Standards Approved Certifiers of Construction. So why is it so important? Contact us or visit our Why AKD pages to find out! Cabletalk is the official magazine for the Scottish Electrotechnical industry.

BEST PROMOTION OF CERTIFICATION – AKD

SELECT awards 2012 On the 5th October 2012 at the SELECT awards night in Glasgow AKD were announced joint winners of the “Best Promotion of Certification”. As Scottish Building Standards Approved Certifiers we are naturally very passionate about the need for certification of electrical installations and alterations. Using an Approved Certifier brings many benefits to you the end user, please visit our Why Akd page for more detailed information. Also shortlisted for “Best Delivery of Customer Service” it was great night for those representing AKD on the night. Huge thanks to SELECT and the organisers and sponsors of a fantastic night of celebration of those companies at the forefront of the electrical industry.

SELECT ELECTROTECHNICAL AWARDS 2012

Last year AKD were nominated and shortlisted in three Categories at the SELECT Electrotechnical awards 2011. Despite AKD not being announced as winners we take great pride in getting to the shortlist stage in all three categories and thoroughly enjoyed our brief moment on stage to collect our “Finalists” certificates. This year we are even more delighted (if that’s possible) to confirm that we have again been shortlisted in two Categories. “Best Delivery of Customer Service” and the new category “Best Promotion of Certification”. We hope you would agree that the sentiment of both of these categories is central to our ethos here at AKD. Check our website news and FB page after 5th October to find out how we got on.

SELECT EDINBURGH & SOUTH EAST OF SCOTLAND BRANCH CHAIRMAN 2012-2103

Keith Groom is delighted to have been nominated and re-elected for a second year running as SELECT Edinburgh & South East of Scotland Branch Chairman for 2012 – 2013, this sees Keith continue his work at Local Branch level, National Central Board level and has more recently been asked to join the SELECT Electro-technical committee. This committee looks at the more in-depth technical issues faced by the electrical industry. Knowing Keith’s passion for his trade all parties will benefit from this appointment.

LETTING?

Landlords have a legal duty to ensure the safety of tenants. This is regulated by several Acts of Parliament that impose a statutory duty on landlords with respect to electrical safety as follows: The Consumer Protection Act 1987 The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 Housing Act 1996 The Housing (Managaement of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Regulations 1990 As a Landlord you must maintain the electrical installation, and any equipment provided by you, in a safe condition. In addition the regulations require a Report every time you have a change of occupancy. If you are renting out a property AKD can provide you with a Periodic Inspection wiring report.This report will provide peace of mind in these difficult ...

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