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FIA now taking bookings for new qualifications Following the launch of four brand new fire detection and alarm qualifications in designing, installing, maintaining, and commissioning of fire detection and alarm equipment earlier this year, the Fire ...

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JIB to launch Registered Electrician status for ECS cardholders The JIB is introducing a new Registered Electrician status for electricians who hold ECS cards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Operated via the ECS card scheme, the new ...

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eMAc competition rewards apprentices The electrotechnical Modern Apprenticeship competition (eMAc), organised and run by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), aims to recognise the achievements of Scotland’s apprentices as well as demonstrate ...

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Three quarters of Brits ‘fearful’ of connected homes Research by MoneySuperMarket has shown that consumers are very concerned about the impending smart home revolution, despite the likely cost savings. Of the 2005 adults surveyed, 76% admitted to being ...

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Oct 2017 Lighting, Smart Homes | Comments Off on LuxLive 2017 goes digital

LuxLive 2017 goes digital

LuxLive 2017 goes digital

Europe’s biggest free annual lighting event comes to the ExCel Centre in November Lighting is changing. Thanks to digital technology, it’s moving beyond illumination and creating exciting possibilities that were undreamt of a few years ago. This revolution is transforming light fittings into smart devices that can monitor and control our environment. The lighting in […]

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Oct 2017 Surge protection | Comments Off on Predictive maintenance

Predictive maintenance

Predictive maintenance

You can’t rely on guesswork or crystal ball-gazing when it comes to maintaining electrical switchgear. Schneider Electric’s Gary Buckingham explains how sensors are extending equipment life In today’s cut-throat market, businesses are tasked with limiting costs, increasing revenue and saving energy in order to retain their competitive edge. Looking at the life of electrical switchgear […]

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Oct 2017 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on The evolution of manufacturing

The evolution of manufacturing

The evolution of manufacturing

Batch Size 1 and Industry 4.0 may seem like the aspirations of cutting-edge high-tech industry, but according to Richard Shaw, managing director of world leading cable cleat company Ellis, they are both very much of the here and now To appreciate where manufacturing currently stands, it’s worth looking back at the way in which it […]

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Oct 2017 Security Systems | Comments Off on Don’t be left in the dark

Don’t be left in the dark

Don’t be left in the dark

As the long dark nights of winter stretch ahead, home and business owners will be focusing on keeping their properties protected. ESP sales director Neil Baldwin looks at some of the options installers should be considering The longer winter nights may lead to an increase in the number of domestic burglaries and vehicle thefts as […]

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Oct 2017 UPS | Comments Off on Smaller scale, same capability

Smaller scale, same capability

Smaller scale, same capability

UPS protection is increasingly required for smaller environments, where it must offer the same benefits as larger counterparts because the supported loads can be just as critical. Ian Jackson, director at Pure Power Systems, a Kohler company, looks at the available solutions UPS systems have become ubiquitous within data centres and, like the data processing […]

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Oct 2017 Fire & Security, Training | Comments Off on Get fired up about qualifications

Get fired up about qualifications

Get fired up about qualifications

Four new qualifications from the FIA will enable successful learners to call themselves a professional technician, says Ian Gurling, FIA awarding organisation manager The FIA, in conjunction with the new Awarding Organisation for the fire industry, the FIA AO, is going to be releasing not one, but four, new formal qualifications in fire detection and […]

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Aug 2017 Electric Vehicles, Latest News | Comments Off on Government announcement heralds rise in demand for EV charging points

Government announcement heralds rise in demand for EV charging points

Martin Jones, business development manager for services solutions at Rexel UK, has issued a statement in response to the government announcement that Britain is set to ban all new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040: “With the announcement last week that the government is aiming to ban all new diesel and petrol cars […]

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