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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 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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Sep 2018 General, Latest News | Comments Off on SELECT members face double whammy of late payments and rising costs

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. The survey included input from members of SELECT, the Electrical Contractors Association, the Building Engineering Services Association and the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation. […]

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Sep 2018 General, Latest News | Comments Off on Irish €1.25bn agency to build 150,000 homes

Irish €1.25bn agency to build 150,000 homes

The Irish Government has launched the Land Development Agency (LDA) to build 150,000 new homes over the next 20 years as the next step of Project Ireland 2040. The new Agency has an immediate focus on managing the State’s own lands to develop new homes, and regenerate underutilised sites. In the longer-term, it will assemble […]

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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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