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The No.1 Electrical Magazine for Electrical and Related Industries in Scotland and Ireland.

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Pre-order the 18th Edition and get a 10% discount Electrical contractors looking to stay ahead of the competition can now pre-order their copy of the upcoming 18th Edition from NICEIC and ELECSA. The 18th Edition will be available on ...

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New fire and smoke alarm regulations to apply to all homes in Scotland All homes in Scotland will be required to have a minimum number of smoke alarms under changes being made in the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze. The existing high ...

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Partnership will ‘transform’ electrical training NICEIC, ELECSA and JTL have formed a unique partnership that will ensure electrical contractors have the widest choice of training courses in the country for the upcoming 18th Edition ...

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Smarter homes for older people could save £2.5bn Creating more modified homes that encourage older people to keep mentally and physically fit for longer could help save the NHS and social care system billions of pounds each ...

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New business acquisition for Scolmore Group Leading wiring accessories, lighting and security products manufacturer Scolmore Group has continued to expand and develop the business with the acquisition of Sangamo, the specialist supplier of time switches ...

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Mar 2018 Fire & Security | Comments Off on Mandatory cover up for fire safety

Mandatory cover up for fire safety

Mandatory cover up for fire safety

As fire detector technology constantly evolves, standards are also being modified to keep pace with the latest developments. ESP sales director Neil Baldwin looks at the revised BS 5839-1:2017 standard to help contractors understand the changes BS 5839-1:2017 fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings standard provides recommendations for the planning, design, installation, commissioning […]

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Mar 2018 Training | Comments Off on Inspiring the next generation

Inspiring the next generation

Inspiring the next generation

Hager is striving to inspire the next generation of electrical professionals through an innovative educational partnership. Training manager Paul Collins explains how. And, Hager’s building automation support engineer Matt Price highlights the important role this generation of digitally savvy apprentices can play in capitalising on the commercial opportunities the growth of home automation presents Hager […]

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Mar 2018 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Take cover

Take cover

Take cover

Even on the most well-organised project it can be a challenge to ensure products are delivered and installed without incurring any damage. With switches and sockets, the vulnerable frontplate is often an issue on a busy site. Emma Segelov, head of marketing at MK Electric, discusses how to improve their installation and protection With so […]

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Mar 2018 General, Test Instruments | Comments Off on Round off your service with PAT

Round off your service with PAT

Round off your service with PAT

If you’re an electrical contractor who doesn’t offer PAT testing, it’s time to think again. Today’s customers increasingly prefer to place all of their electrical work with one supplier, says Simon Wood of Megger, so if you don’t offer a complete service, you may well be missing out Almost all businesses need PAT testing so, […]

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Mar 2018 General, Legislation | Comments Off on Part 8: Energy efficiency gets the green light

Part 8: Energy efficiency gets the green light

Part 8: Energy efficiency gets the green light

The 18th Edition will constitute one of the biggest shake-ups to the UK Wiring Regulations to date – with energy efficiency introduced for the first time. With this brings a renewed focus on the role the modern electrician has to play in helping customers reduce their energy use and carbon footprint while boosting their green […]

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Mar 2018 General, Smart Homes | Comments Off on Value vs trust – the IoT paradox

Value vs trust – the IoT paradox

Value vs trust – the IoT paradox

Consumers place great value in their connected devices but are concerned about how their data is being used. Sanjay Khatri, head of IoT platform product marketing at Cisco IoT, examines the issues From intelligent lighting systems to home security and heating that can be controlled remotely from a mobile device, most of us are familiar […]

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