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May 2014 General | Comments Off on Going beyond the brand in circuit protection specification

Going beyond the brand in circuit protection specification

Going beyond the brand in circuit protection specification

Electrical safety within the home is paramount, but what should every electrician look for beyond the brand? Kevin Norman talks you through the key steps to consumer unit procurement. The correct specification of a consumer unit will not only maximise safety for the homeowner, but also minimise the risk of devices tripping and the unnecessary […]

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Jan 2014 General | Comments Off on Challenging times for the wiring accessories sector

Challenging times for the wiring accessories sector

Challenging times for the wiring accessories sector

In the UK wiring accessories sector, electrical contractors and installers may often see this as a mature market, with price often being the only differentiator. But this is far from the case, as Ian Hamilton shows as he looks at the latest in wiring accessories. In the wiring accessories sector, we work closely with electrical […]

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Jan 2014 General | Comments Off on The findings and implications of the gas safety management survey 2013

The findings and implications of the gas safety management survey 2013

The findings and implications of the gas safety management survey 2013

A recently published 2013 survey by Corgi indicates that best practice in carbon monoxide safety is of growing importance amongst the most prepared housing associations. But what concern is this for readers of WireIN? Michael Wright says potentially a lot, as forward thinking attitudes can offer installers of various persuasions, including electrical contractors, a valuable […]

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Nov 2013 General | Comments Off on Northern Ireland – executive procurement pilot

Northern Ireland – executive procurement pilot

Northern Ireland – executive procurement pilot

From January 2014, in a first for the UK, a Central Procurement Directorate pilot will require contractors to employ only electrical workers accredited through the SparkSafe LTP scheme when tendering for specific public sector contracts in Northern Ireland. A Northern Ireland Executive procurement pilot will be the first in the UK to actively promote the […]

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Sep 2013 General | Comments Off on Have you registered yet for FIM Expo?

Have you registered yet for FIM Expo?

Have you registered yet for FIM Expo?

The Fire Industry Manufacturers’ (FIM) Expo is a new trade road show that brings together all the major fire detection and alarm manufacturers under one roof – ideal for anyone maintaining or installing fire detection and alarm (FD&A) systems. The next FIM Expo takes place at Murrayfield Rugby Ground in Edinburgh on Wednesday 25th of […]

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Sep 2013 General | Comments Off on SWA celebrates its 25th anniversary

SWA celebrates its 25th anniversary

SWA celebrates its 25th anniversary

SWA, the leading supplier of specialist wiring accessories to the UK electrical and building industries, is celebrating 25 successful years of trading with its latest products and a new video. Specialised Wiring Accessories (SWA), based in Wooton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, has long provided a comprehensive range of essential terminations, fixings, fastenings to the electrical and construction sectors […]

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Sep 2013 General | Comments Off on Safety in work tools is all in hand

Safety in work tools is all in hand

Safety in work tools is all in hand

With increasingly stringent safety guidelines for the workplace being implemented, the need to comply with legislation on site has never been greater. Therefore understanding how to use tools in the right way is vital. Mark McCall talks about the latest safety innovations in equipment and tools that, he says, every professional should be aware of. According […]

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Jul 2013 General | Comments Off on The low down on the first fixings market

The low down on the first fixings market

The low down on the first fixings market

Time is money. That’s true for any installation, and even more so when it comes to installing ‘first fix’ and containment systems. But in today’s competitive market where there is an abundance of choice and stockists, contractors could be left confused. Here, Paul Mason talks about the current state of the market. There is no […]

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Jul 2013 General | Comments Off on The power of public relations

The power of public relations

The power of public relations

Say public relations to most people in the electrical industry and they’ll immediately think of product press releases, trade magazines and long boozy lunches. According to Daniel Kennedy, director of Source Marketing, the scope for PR is far wider than most suspect and the invites to boozy lunches are few and far between these days. […]

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May 2013 General | Comments Off on Northern Ireland electrical sector call for voluntary licensing scheme

Northern Ireland electrical sector call for voluntary licensing scheme

Northern Ireland electrical sector call for voluntary licensing scheme

The Northern Ireland electrical contracting industry has launched a campaign to highlight the need for a licensing scheme for all electrical workers. If this new initiative gathers traction in Northern Ireland, there is a strong possibility that it will be rolled out across the rest of the UK, says the Electrical Training Trust. SparkSafe, an […]

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