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Nov 2017 General, Latest News | Comments Off on SELECT: Review should recommend mandatory approved certifier schemes

SELECT: Review should recommend mandatory approved certifier schemes

The Scottish Government should seize the chance of a new review into building standards to make sure that its own approved certifier schemes become mandatory across the construction industry, SELECT has said, in response to the Review Panel on Building Standards (Compliance and Enforcement). The review was prompted by an independent report into the closure […]

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Nov 2017 Heating, Latest News, Legislation | Comments Off on Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, the manufacturer behind the Dimplex, Creda and Nobo brands, has launched a dedicated website on the upcoming Lot 20 regulations, designed to help contractors, installers, merchants, wholesalers and others in the trade get to grips with how the new standard will affect electrical heating appliances. From January 2018, all local […]

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Nov 2017 Cable & Wire, Latest News | Comments Off on ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK

ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK

Dangerous flexible cord cable that could cause injury or death has been found on sale in the UK, following random market place sampling by the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI). The cables, manufactured by Italian company Triveneta Cavi, failed the British and European Standards flex test, exposing copper conductors. The ACI is warning that the exposed […]

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Nov 2017 General, Latest News | Comments Off on NI housebuilding recovering – but still a way to go

NI housebuilding recovering – but still a way to go

The number of new homes being started in Northern Ireland is at the highest level in seven years, according to new statistics released by the Department for Communities. The department’s Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin shows the number of new dwellings commenced over April to June was 2,444. This is 19% higher than the same quarter […]

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Oct 2017 Fire & Security, Latest News, Training | Comments Off on FIA now taking bookings for new qualifications

FIA now taking bookings for new qualifications

Following the launch of four brand new fire detection and alarm qualifications in designing, installing, maintaining, and commissioning of fire detection and alarm equipment earlier this year, the Fire Industry Association has announced that bookings can now be made on the FIA website. The courses are full formal qualifications and will lead to a certificate […]

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Oct 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on JIB to launch Registered Electrician status for ECS cardholders

JIB to launch Registered Electrician status for ECS cardholders

The JIB is introducing a new Registered Electrician status for electricians who hold ECS cards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Operated via the ECS card scheme, the new status will be available to all ECS Installation and Maintenance Electrician cardholders who are qualified in the current (17th) edition of the BS7671 Wiring Regulations. Registered […]

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Oct 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on eMAc competition rewards apprentices

eMAc competition rewards apprentices

The electrotechnical Modern Apprenticeship competition (eMAc), organised and run by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), aims to recognise the achievements of Scotland’s apprentices as well as demonstrate the level of skill and expertise that will be gained through an apprenticeship. This year’s competition saw third stage, third year apprentices from all over Scotland […]

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Oct 2017 Latest News | Comments Off on Three quarters of Brits ‘fearful’ of connected homes

Three quarters of Brits ‘fearful’ of connected homes

Research by MoneySuperMarket has shown that consumers are very concerned about the impending smart home revolution, despite the likely cost savings. Of the 2005 adults surveyed, 76% admitted to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), […]

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Aug 2017 Electric Vehicles, Latest News | Comments Off on Government announcement heralds rise in demand for EV charging points

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 on Just one in 16 firms back wiring regulations changes

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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