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Jul 2018 General, Latest News | Comments Off on €2bn regeneration fund will boost Project Ireland 2040

€2bn regeneration fund will boost Project Ireland 2040

Eoghan Murphy, TD Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, has announced details of a €2bn Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF). As a key part of Project Ireland 2040 – the Government’s National Planning Framework and National Development Plan – the fund is intended to drive regeneration and rejuvenation of strategic and underutilised areas […]

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Jul 2018 General, Latest News, Training | Comments Off on 2018 apprentice winner praised by Scottish Parliament

2018 apprentice winner praised by Scottish Parliament

Helensburgh-based Zach Swift, who was crowned winner of the 2018 NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition, has been applauded in the Scottish Parliament. Helensburgh’s MSP Jackie Baillie lodged a members motion at Holyrood, which has been supported by 10 MSPs, congratulating Zach and wishing him well in his future career. The 21-year-old was […]

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Jul 2018 General, Security Systems | Comments Off on Protect and survive

Protect and survive

Protect and survive

What would happen to your business if your tools or van were stolen? A 30% rise in tool theft has seen the total cost of claims rise to more than £2.8m in the trade industry, with the average value per claim standing at around £1,626. Jelf account executive Scott Wright discusses how to protect the […]

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Jul 2018 General | Comments Off on Monitoring opportunities

Monitoring opportunities

Monitoring opportunities

What if one system could provide peace of mind and repeat business for both electrician and SME customer? Jocelyn Golding, of Schneider Electric has a suggestion We hear a lot about businesses needing to ‘keep the lights on’ – usually a reference to large enterprises having to ensure their complex IT infrastructure is functioning perfectly […]

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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 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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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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