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Select to launch new SQA course in electrical safety Select is set to introduce a major new customised course in electrical safety, focusing on the most current aspects of safety awareness in the sector. The new Scottish Qualifications Authority ...

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Home Renovation Incentive puts billions into economy Homeowners in Ireland have taken advantage of €1.2bn in total through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) since its launch in 2013. This incentive has helped homeowners in carrying out ...

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Don’t miss out on building automation opportunities Hager believes the electrical sector is missing out on potential business opportunities on the back of growing demand for home automation. It is also encouraging the building industry to ...

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New report assesses future of electrical contracting A review of key issues affecting the future of electrical contracting has been published by the ECA, NICEIC and ELECSA. ‘2021 Vision – the 2016-17 Review’ is the midway update ...

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Apr 2017 Fire & Security, Security Systems | Comments Off

Caught on camera

Caught on camera

Matt Parton, of leading security products supplier ESP, provides the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by installers on the subject of CCTV What comprises a CCTV system? There are four main components of a CCTV system: DVR (digital video recorder) – the brains and storage device of the system Camera – ...

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Apr 2017 BIM, General | Comments Off

Buying into BIM

Buying into BIM

As Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 becomes a requirement for all appropriate Scottish public sector construction projects, it is vital companies invest in BIM education to secure future opportunities. Emma Segelov, head of marketing at Honeywell company MK Electric, explains how The report of the Review of Scottish Public Sector Procurement in Construction was ...

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Apr 2017 Lighting, Smart Homes | Comments Off

Let there be light

Let there be light

Marie Parry, marketing director of Scolmore Group, looks at the growing smart lighting sector and the opportunities it presents to installers, specifiers and architects Projected to exceed $47bn by 2020, the global lighting industry has come a long way from the on/off world to energy efficient lighting and adaptive lighting to the current connected – ...

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Apr 2017 Test Instruments, Training | Comments Off

5 facts about PAT

5 facts about PAT

Steve Dunning, managing director of Martindale Electric, takes a look at what you need to implement an effective and affordable PAT testing schedule and how to ensure you’re properly trained for the job Over the years, it’s safe to say that portable appliance testing has been at the centre of much discussion, debate, controversy and ...

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Apr 2017 Smart Homes | Comments Off

Bridging the skills gap

Bridging the skills gap

Peter Coombs, field marketing manager at Schneider Electric, takes a look at the widening skills gap, how it is affecting the electrical contracting sector and the opportunities that the IoT presents for electricians The UK is experiencing one of the strongest economic recoveries in Europe. Almost two million new jobs have been created as business ...

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Apr 2017 Fire & Security, Security Systems | Comments Off

Let the right one in

Let the right one in

Distributor Pro-Vision looks at the latest in IP products for CCTV and access control The launch of new CCTV and access control products is still dominated with equipment that uses the IP protocol to distribute captured video and audio. Recent IP products released in the UK include the IPC0522E2 video call door station from LiLin ...

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Apr 2017 General, Training, Ventilation | Comments Off

Learn and earn in ventilation

Learn and earn in ventilation

You used to learn everything on the job but advancements in technology and installation techniques mean installers must widen their skill sets with regular training. Craig Cundey, training manager at Redring Xpelair, talks through the latest resources on offer when it comes to ventilation It’s a time of great change for the modern ventilation category. ...

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