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Rhys Boni wins SkillELECTRIC gold Rhys Boni, 23, has been crowned 2018 SkillELECTRIC champion after excelling in an intensive two-day practical competition at WorldSkills UK Live – the nation’s largest skills and careers event ...

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Charging adapter tests the whole system Electric test solutions company Metrel is offering a vehicle charging point test adapter to help contractors increase their share of an exponentially growing market. The EVSE Adapter A 1532 ...

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White Paper focuses on changes to overload protection In the wake of the upcoming changes to BS 7671 – the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations – overload protection has drawn a lot of attention in relation to ...

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Looking ahead to 2019 Ian Hunter, group commercial director for Scolmore, looks at some of the key issues facing the electrical contracting sector in 2019 Next year promises to be pivotal, for both the ...

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SELECT members face double whammy of late payments and rising costs SELECT members across Scotland are being hit by a double whammy of rising costs and late payment, according to a new business survey that tracks quarterly activity and trends. ...

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Trade associations win historic skills bid Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an historic agreement from the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building ...

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Nov 2018 General | Comments Off on Stay warm – but stay safe

Stay warm – but stay safe

Stay warm – but stay safe

Cold weather poses hidden dangers to those at risk of an arc flash and you should pay as much attention to the layers you are adding under your outer PPE, says ProGARM As the warmer months come to an end and the cooler months begin to draw in, it can be very tempting to start […]

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Nov 2018 General | Comments Off on Another tool in your pocket

Another tool in your pocket

Another tool in your pocket

As the number of people owning a smart phone increases year on year, so the popularity and use of apps continues to rise. Marie Parry, group marketing director for the Scolmore Group, looks at some of the statistics and how apps are making life easier for contractors and installers In 2015, 52.7% of the global […]

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Nov 2018 Lighting, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Be your own light boss

Be your own light boss

Be your own light boss

Control your lighting, without the disruption, cost and maintenance of hard-wired installation, says LED Eco Lights sales and marketing director Saima Shafi While the advantages of converting from outdated fluorescent lighting to LED technology are substantial, they become far greater when they are integrated with an intelligent lighting control system, which delivers the correct amount […]

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Nov 2018 Electric Vehicles | Comments Off on Electric dreams

Electric dreams

Electric dreams

Scotland is leading the way in the adoption of electric vehicles, with the government committed to phasing out sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032. This will create opportunities as the installation of charging points gathers pace, explains Rob Shepherd New UK registrations of plug-in cars increased from 3,500 in 2013 to more […]

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Nov 2018 General | Comments Off on Understanding contractor’s insurance

Understanding contractor’s insurance

Understanding contractor’s insurance

As a contractor, it pays to understand your individual insurance needs. When looking at what’s on offer for contractor’s insurance it can often be confusing, with different policies seemingly doing very similar things. Jelf account executive Scott Wright looks at choosing the right cover for your needs Keeping things simple Three fundamental types of cover […]

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Nov 2018 General, Lighting, Smart Homes | Comments Off on OCTO connects

OCTO connects

OCTO connects

OCTO is a smart lighting system that is as easy to install as it is to operate and can give installers an edge with their customers, according to Ansell Lighting According to PWC’s ‘Connected Home’ survey, just under 50% of consumers are planning to invest in some form of smart home technology in the near […]

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Nov 2018 General | Comments Off on Stronger together

Stronger together

Stronger together

Schneider’s electrical protection minimises the risk of failure that could harm a company while saving energy, increasing revenue and extending the life of equipment, says product and segment marketing manager Gary Buckingham The world has never been more connected. Technology such as WiFi, undersea data cables, connected devices and electrical circuitry are a part of […]

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