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Certsure and ECA respond to Grenfell Tower review report Following the publication of the independent Hackitt Review into Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which was prompted by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Certsure, and ECA and the FSA, have ...

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New BSI Kitemark reassures consumers of security of IoT devices In response to the growth of internet-connected products, BSI has launched a new BSI Kite-mark for IoT Devices, the first of its kind in the internet of things (IoT) ...

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Apprenticeship model requires upgrade to address Ireland’s skills shortages A survey conducted by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) on behalf of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has found that Ireland lacks the requisite number of apprentices in construction ...

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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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Jun 2018 Busbar & Trunking, Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Make way for the eco warrior

Make way for the eco warrior

Make way for the eco warrior

Marshall-Tufflex trunking products boast an average of more than 80% recycled material and it wants to drive up the eco credentials of cable management solutions throughout the supply chain Ask an electrical contractor to name five facts about cable management manufacturer Mar-shall-Tufflex and it’s likely they’ll come up with: quality, hard-wearing, easy to install, huge […]

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May 2018 18th Edition, General | Comments Off on Get ready for the 18th Edition

Get ready for the 18th Edition

Get ready for the 18th Edition

The long-awaited changes to the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations are set to be published within weeks. Hager technical and training manager Paul Collins outlines the background to the proposed changes and the key areas professional electricians need to be aware of What are the IET Wiring Regulations? While the outlined changes are […]

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May 2018 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Cleat expectations

Cleat expectations

Cleat expectations

The vital importance of cable cleats in electrical installations is now well known, but with this greater understanding has come a significant increase in the number of products on the market. Richard Shaw, managing director of Ellis, explains how to sort the wheat from the chaff and ensure the right decision is made when specifying […]

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May 2018 Smart Homes | Comments Off on Renovation means innovation

Renovation means innovation

Renovation means innovation

Modern home improvement is smarter, safer and even more sophisticated, says Michael Bancroft, marketing development and offer manager for wiring accessories at Schneider Elec-tric The explosion in the popularity of smart technologies has changed our perception of ‘home im-provement’. There is no better illustration of this than our altered motivations when it comes to renovation. […]

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May 2018 18th Edition, General | Comments Off on Circuit training

Circuit training

Circuit training

As electrical technologies evolve, one thing remains constant – the vital importance of circuit protection and its critical role in electrical safety. With the 18th Edition just around the corner, MK Electric head of marketing looks at its past, present and future It may seem hard to believe, but it is less than 150 years […]

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May 2018 18th Edition, General | Comments Off on Keep on keeping up with the changes

Keep on keeping up with the changes

Keep on keeping up with the changes

Paul Appleby, product manager, circuit protection at BG Electrical, outlines how the elec-trical industry has reacted in meeting the changing regulatory landscape, ensuring consumer units adhere to existing and future legislative requirements, protect contractors and support house builder’s requirements while still satisfying consumer-driven aesthetic challenges Changes in recent years to regulations around the design, assembly […]

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