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Aug 2017 Electric Vehicles, Latest News | Comments Off

Government announcement heralds rise in demand for EV charging points

Martin Jones, business development manager for services solutions at Rexel UK, has issued a statement in response to the government announcement that Britain is set to ban all new diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040: “With the announcement last week that the government is aiming to ban all new diesel and petrol cars ...

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Aug 2017 Latest News, Legislation | Comments Off

Just one in 16 firms back wiring regulations changes

Just one in 16 electrotechnical businesses (6%) from across the entire industry ‘absolutely support’ the proposed 18th Edition update to the wiring regulations, according to major new survey findings from the ECA. Nearly three in 10 respondents (28%) said the planned changes were unfavourable’ or were ‘strongly opposed’ to them. Six in 10 firms (61%) ...

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Aug 2017 Fire & Security, Latest News | Comments Off

Successful FIREX launch for FIA qualifications

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has officially launched its new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at FIREX. Three seminars were held on the topic of the new qualifications; one on each day of the three-day fire industry expo. The seminars were given by VIP speaker, FIA general manager Martin Duggan, who delivered presentations about ...

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Jun 2017 Latest News | Comments Off

Make your voice heard on proposals for 18th Edition

NICEIC and ELECSA are urging all electrical contractors to contribute to the public consultation on the proposed changes to the 18th Edition of the wiring regulations. The 18th edition of BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations is due out in July 2018. It will become the new national standard for all electrical installation work. The British Standards ...

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Jun 2017 Latest News, Training | Comments Off

Edinburgh electrician impresses at NICEIC Apprentice of the Year

Edinburgh electrician Michael Costello finished runner-up in this year’s NICEIC Apprentice of the Year contest. The 25-year-old beat off competition from more than 400 entrants to find the UK’s best apprentice spark. Michael, who is employed by building services firm Arthur McKay commented: “I am over the moon to have got as far I did. ...

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Jun 2017 Latest News | Comments Off

Electrical Safety First: no-one should live on Inequality Street

Leading safety charity Electrical Safety First is calling on the Scottish Government to ensure that everyone – no matter where they live – is protected from electrical accidents. Electricity is the number one cause of accidental fires in Scottish homes but the law provides varying levels of protection for those living in different housing tenures. ...

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Jun 2017 Latest News | Comments Off

Updates for contractors at Safe Electric Roadshow

The Safe Electric Roadshow returned to Dublin on 11 May, attended by more than 130 registered electrical contractors. In his introduction, Safe Electric chief inspector John Clare pointed out that the main purpose of the night was to help contractors create breach-free installations. The main topics covered included: Common electrical installation issues, the related regulations ...

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Apr 2017 Latest News, Training | Comments Off

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 (SQA) course is in development at the moment and is likely to be launched as a pilot in the third quarter of this year before ...

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Apr 2017 Latest News | Comments Off

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 nearly 77,000 home improvement projects over the last three years with an average spend of €16,000 per project. The extension of the HRI to rental properties ...

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Apr 2017 BIM, Latest News | Comments Off

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 ensure greater volumes of automation technologies are included in future new builds to meet growing consumer expectations for more connectivity and control around the home. Research ...

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