Monthly Archives: August 2014

What should you know about Automatic Yogurt Maker?

Dash-Greek-yogurt-makerAre you a yoghurt lover who doesn’t like to buy yoghurt from the market? Are you amongst those people who like to have control over everything they eat? Well then some of the Top Yogurt Maker Brands will help you out with this problem. The yoghurt machines are the simple and convenient way of making perfect homemade yoghurt. You just need a mixture of yoghurt and skimmed milk for starters and everything else will be done by the machine.

Grocery yoghurt versus homemade yoghurt:

Yoghurts are readily available in the groceries. Despite of their promises and assurance, ready-made yoghurt has some amount of chemicals that preserves them and makes them tastier. But the homemade yoghurts are 100% natural without any harmful chemicals. The home made product can be more tasty and healthy than the packaged yoghurt. Also, you can use maple syrup or other kinds of syrup after the yoghurt is chilled to make flavoured yoghurt. So of course without any doubt, homemade yoghurt is much better than packaged yoghurt. To make that you will need an Automatic Yogurt Maker.

 

Pros of yoghurt machine:

Every machine comes with their own types of pros and cons. Some of the interesting facts about automatic yogurt maker are given below:

  1. The tub and lid can be cleaned very easily.
  2. All the controls for adjusting the time required for fermentation time are very user friendly.
  3. It gives an alarming sound when the time of cooling or fermentation is over otherwise it’s very quiet.
  4. The timer for fermentation has a max limit of 24 hours and you can change it according to your preferences.

10 Electrical Safety Tips For The Workplace

Electrical Safety TipsIn the modern world, we are exposed to more technology in the workplace than ever before, and technology means electricity. The amazing application of electricity in our daily lives is something that most of us take for granted, and while it is important to acknowledge the power and benefits of electrical equipment, we should never forget the constant risks that are posed by all things electrical. Perhaps what makes electricity so dangerous is that it is invisible and therefore easy to dismiss.

However, in the UK alone during 2010/11, it is not easy to dismiss the estimated 350,00 people who suffered some form of major injury due to electric shocks (at home and work), including 28 fatalities, according to Electrical Safety First. The health risks of electrical accidents include minor and major burns, heartbeat disturbance, persistent numbness and/or pain, temporary loss of sight, breathing difficulties, loss of muscle control (potentially leading to falls), and more. Electrical faults are also one of the top causes of fires and explosions in work environments.

With that in mind, here are ten tips to help prevent electrical problems and related injuries in the workplace:

(1) Maintain safety policies and trained staff

Draw up a list of key safety procedures and assign trained members of staff to regularly carry out inspections and visual checks on electrical equipment, to assess potential electrical hazards, and to apply the agreed safety procedures. Preventative and proactive measures are always preferable to being reactive.

(2) Pay attention to the location of electrical equipment

Ensure that electrical products are not used in wet, damp, or dusty areas. Also, all electronics should be kept away from the possibility of liquid spills (eg, drinks).

(3) Check the placement of electrical cords

Try to avoid any situation where electrical cords are placed across corridors, walkways, or doors/points of access. If there is no other choice, ensure that the cords are safely held in place by industrial tape for that specific purpose. Keep electrical cords away from sharp objects, such as nails or hooks, and heat sources, such as radiators or space heaters (see no. 4).

(4) Be wary of portable space heaters

These portable units are particularly hazardous when used in enclosed areas, such as under desks, where they can cause melting or even fires. Keep these units in open spaces and away from other electrical equipment.

(5) Don’t overload extension cords or adapters

Avoid any situation where it is necessary to plug one extension cord into another, to “piggyback” multiple adaptors. This can cause overloading and overheating, leading to electrical fires. Instead, look to install additional mains points to counter these problems.

(6) Use qualified professionals for repairs and installations

Ensure that any electrical repairs, installations, and wiring are carried out by recognized and qualified electricians. Check that the electrical supply for the relevant area is isolated before any work is performed.

(7) Power down

When finished with electrical equipment for an extended period of time, particularly at the end of a work day, be certain to switch off and power down. When removing plugs from a power point, pull from the plug head, not from the cord. Also, make certain that “live equipment” is disconnected before cleaning, moving, or adjusting.

(8) Be aware of your surroundings

Make sure that all staff know where to locate breakers and fuse boxes in case of an electrical emergency. Ensure that access to these points is not blocked.

(9) Use RCDs

RCDs (Residual Current Devices) can help to detect faults in electrical systems and to stop the power supply in case of a problem. If an RCD trips, be sure to check for the cause of the problem, and fix it, before using that system again. Be aware that RCDs will not necessarily detect all faults; they should be used in conjunction with other electrical safety measures to provide the best chance of incident prevention.

(10) Ensure regular user checks

Although it is highly recommended to have trained members of staff to perform regular checks on electrical equipment, all users of such equipment should be encouraged to perform basic checks themselves. Issues to look out for include: damage to cords, power points, or plug pins and covers; indications of overheating, such as staining or burn marks near to cords and plugs; exposure of wires; and ill-fitting plugs.

 

This advice should provide a solid foundation in ensuring the safe use of electrical equipment in the workplace. However, it is important to guard against complacency and every work environment should regularly assess its safety measures, as well as provide ongoing practical training for its staff. Being aware of the risks of electricity in advance and knowing how to prevent its hazards are essential in negating the need for reactive measures. We may take the benefits of electricity for granted, but we should never underestimate the need for protecting against its dangers.

W Burns (Electrical) & Sons Ltd is an established electrician in Sheffield, South Yorkshire specialising in both domestic and commercial services.

How to buy the right air compressor

air compressorAn air compressor is a useful system that is mainly used in making house repairs, run tools, and similar other sort of activity in the simplest and easiest way. By making use of this device, one can definitely save more time and efforts in an effective way, especially while performing house cleaning, wood working and much more. Added to this, air powered equipments can also be flexible and environmentally friendly.

Reading air compressor reviews are recommended. There is the availability of wide choices of air compressors in the prevailing market, with regards to distinct styles, brands and designs. It is an imperative step to understand what to see for in order to pick the apt product that will suit individual needs. It surely makes sense to do detailed research and assessment of the preferred product. Considering best portable air compressors reviews posted on the internet is also a good idea as it will signify clearly what is good and what is bad about a product from a consumer perspective.

PSI Rating

PSI is the abbreviation of the term Pound per Square Inch. It is a sort of rating that signifies the efficiency of the air compressor. Most of the air compressors need minimum 90 as PSI rating and hence a buyer in prior purchasing the device must check for this value. Also, they should first check for the ratings that is required to operate the tool and incorporate the same with the rating capacity of the preferred air compressor that one plan’s to make a purchase. In case if the person wishes to add some more tools to their inventory, then they should make sure to go for higher rating capacity air compressor. More the PSI rating, the better they can make use of.